Former Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari, has died at the age of 93.
Mr. Shagari, who served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic, died, some minutes ago, at the National Hospital Abuja, after a brief illness.
Shagari, became president after General Olusegun Obasanjo, then a military head, handed over power to him(a transition from military to civilian rule) but his administration was toppled by General Muhammadu Buhari(now President) in 1983.
His grand son, Bello Shagari, the president of the National youth council of Nigeria, NYCN, made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Friday.
He wrote: “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.”
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.