President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing of the First Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari.
The President described the death as the departure of a patriot whose life of service and humility was widely acknowledged.
President Buhari recalled part of the birthday message sent to him last February when he said,and I quote “ we are enthralled and regaled with the many years of unequalled patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to national development.”
Meanwhile, more people are sending their condolences to the family of Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s first civilian executive president.
Nigeria has lost a statesman – Babangida
Former Military ruler, Ibrahim Badamosi Babagida, said Nigeria and indeed Africa has lost a statesman and democrat whose wisdom, counsel, experience and his sterling qualities of honesty and transparency are needed in these very trying moments of our national life.
Shagari’s demise is a great loss – Wamakko
The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Wamakko says the death of second republic President Shehu Shagari is an irreplaceable national loss.
Senator Wamakko said his demise is a great loss not only to his family, Sokoto State, Sultanate of Sokoto, but to Nigeria as a whole.