Ex-President Shehu Shagari is dead.
The elder statesman passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old.
The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle.
I regret to Announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja. May his Soul Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/D9GR8vpkbT— Aminu W. Tambuwal (@AWTambuwal) December 28, 2018
The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Bello had tweeted:
I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) December 28, 2018
The burial of the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari will hold today Saturday 29th December 2019, by 2pm at Shagari Local Government.
May his soul rest in peace.