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Photos: President Buhari visits Sokoto State on a condolence visit to the family of Late Shehu Shagari
Photos: President Buhari visits Sokoto State on a condolence visit to the family of Late Shehu Shagari
The Federal Government says it will in due course institute a
suitable memorial to immortalize the country’s first Executive
President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who passed away Friday December 28,
2018, aged 93.

This promise was made in Sokoto on Sunday by President Muhammadu
Buhari, while paying a condolence visit to the Shagari family. In a
letter to the Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, read
by the governor at the event, the President stated:

“I received the very sad news of the passing away of Alhaji Shehu
Usman Aliyu Shagari, former President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria.

“This, indeed, is a grievous loss, which will be felt throughout
Nigeria, irrespective of any difference. The late Alhaji Shagari was a
landmark figure being virtually our last link to the post-independence
government of Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa , and the first elected
Executive President of Nigeria.

“Please convey to his immediate family, the government and the people
of Sokoto State my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of this
great statesman. The Federal Government will in due course institute a
suitable memorial to the late former President. May his soul rest in
peace.”

Photos: President Buhari visits Sokoto State on a condolence visit to the family of Late Shehu Shagari

Photos: President Buhari visits Sokoto State on a condolence visit to the family of Late Shehu Shagari

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