Shehu Shagari died on Friday, 28th December, 2017 and he was aged 93. Shehu Shagari was Nigeria’s president in the second Republic which started in 1979. Shagari was re-elected. Shortly after, General Muhammadu Buhari, present President of Nigeria overthrew him in a military coup.
According to the family, Alhaji Shehu Shagari will be buried on Saturday in Sokoto.
His grandson, Nuradeen Mahe told newsmen in Sokoto that the late President would be flown from Abuja to Sokoto for burial on Saturday, in accordance with the proper Islamic rites.
Shehu Shagari, who was 93, died at 6: 40 P.M at the National Hospital in Abuja. Nuradeen Mahe said he was flown to Abuja on Christmas Day after his health deteriorated. The former President has served Nigeria as a country in a lot of ways. Nigeria will forever remember him.