President Muhammadu Buhari took to Twitter to tweet his condolences, immediately the death of former Nigerian president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari was made public. Shagari was 93.
On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Nigeria, it is with immense sadness that I received the news of the passing away of the first Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 29, 2018
I mourn the departure of a patriot, who served Nigeria with humility, integrity and diligence. Nigerians held him in the highest esteem even when he was out of office, until his demise, and will forever miss his wise counsels.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 29, 2018
I pray that Almighty God will comfort his family and all who mourn him, and grant his soul eternal rest.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 29, 2018