Shehu Shagari dead: Body leaves Abuja for Sokoto

The body of Shehu Shagari, a former Nigerian President, has arrived Sokoto after he yesterday passed on at the National Hospital in Abuja.

Shagari was 93 years old at the time of his death.

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His body arrived Sokoto from the National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday and was received by Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State.

The funeral prayer for his burial in Shagari town, Sokoto, is currently ongoing.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Shehu Shagari, who was the First Executive President of Nigeria. The President said:

“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 which event happened on Friday in Abuja.”

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294 Comments

  1. Whith immense sadness that I received the news of the passing away of the First Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. May his soul rest in peace

  2. The first executive president’s body Shehu Shagari is to be committed to the mother earth. May his soul rest in peace.

  3. May his gentle soul rest in peace. He was such a gentle president and a good leader. He lived a life of fulfilment.

  4. A great loss to our nation. But I he lived and a long and successful life. May his soul rest in peace.

  5. He is a great lost to our nation, its good that he has had an opportunity to contribute is quota to nation building

  6. A great loss to the Nation indeed.. One of the Presidents that am still proud of till today.. A Northerner with a difference.. Rest in peace

  7. Finally our president express he’s griveness, may the hard earn labour of our past leaders just go down the end. Keep resting first executive president shehu shagari.

  8. At 93, he must have lived a fulfilled life, the First executive president of Nigeria has just passed away, may his soul rest in peace

  9. This is good news,it is amazing how life is,today you are alive tomorrow you are dead,well I hope he lived a life that pleased God,I hope so

  10. Rest in peace sir your legacies would always remain in our heart… God bless you for the good deeds you did when were a president… Even though his wicked government overthrow yours

  11. Farewell once again. When I saw the news yesterday I was sad but also a life well spent go well the first president of Nigeria.

  12. Nigerians have lost another rare gem to the cold hands of death. Alhaji shehu shagari we will miss you

  13. A great tree has fallen, Nigeria have lost a great man, the first executive president of our great nation. May his soul rest in peace amen

  14. The first executive president’s body Shehu Shagari is to be committed to the mother earth. May his soul rest in peace amen

  15. President Shagari was a gentle man to the core. Since he was ousted out of power by Buhari, he has kept a low profile since. May his soul rest in peace

  16. What a pity…death of a great man
    Shagari is a philanthropist
    May his soul rest in peace amen

  17. Our first executive president is forever gone. Alhaji shehu shagari,we love you but God loves you most. Adieu!!!

  18. We really lost a rare gem, live on sir. The first executive president of Nigeria just joined his ancestors. Rest In Peace.

  19. President Shagari was a gentle man to the core. Since he was ousted out of power by Buhari, he has kept a low profile since. May his soul rest in peace

  20. All Nigerians regret to mourn the death of Shehu Shagari who was a man by ho lived a fulfilled life.May he rest in peace.

  21. He lived a long life because he was a good man. Nigerians will surely miss him. We have lost a great icon. Rest in peace sir.

  22. I felt be should be buried in the national burying ground in abuja at least for history sake. But if his town is better for them its till okay

  23. It is a celebration of life to Mr. Ex president.
    May his gentle soul rest perfectly on the blossom of the out Lord.

  24. May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen. And may God give his family the fortitude to bear the loss. He lived well.

  25. An iroko tree has fallen.. may God grant his family the strength to bear d loss,he was indeed a great man. May his soul rest in peace

  26. He is truly a hero and a clean man.
    But Nigeria will not in his presence again that’s why he need to go.
    Rest on Sire.

  27. Shagari was a leader indeed who served and led this country with much dedication. I join the president to condole with the family of the bereaved.

  28. That’s life for us. Its actually good to be humble and down to earth as a once Nigerian leader is now taken to the earth.

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