Saturday, 29 December 2018

Former President Shehu Shagari Buried In Sokoto

Former Civilian President Alhaji Shehu Shagari was today buried in his hometown of Shagari in Sokoto State.

President Muhammadu Buhari who was absent at the event was represented by Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary of the Government.

 Shagari, 93, was laid to rest in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto state at about 3.30 pm. The funeral prayer was led by Professor Shehu Galadanchi, former Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Sokoto.

 Shagari Shagari Shagari’s corpse arrived at the Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto earlier and was received by Governor Aminu Tambuwal, alongside members of the state executive council. 

Other dignitaries that attended the funeral prayers included governors of Kebbi and Zamfara states, former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, former Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, Senator Aliyu Wamakko and former Minister, Mukhtar Shagari.

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