Late Hadiza Shehu Shaghari

Late Hadiza Shehu Shaghari


Former Nigeria’s First Lady Mrs Shagari dies of COVID-19

Family sources have confirmed that the wife of Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Shehu Shagari, Hadiza has died of COVID-19 complications.

She died at the age of 80 on Thursday, August 12th, 2021.

Shaghari to ruled Nigeria between 1979 and 1983 when he was dethroned in a coup de tat by then General Muhammadu Buhari, who is the current civilian President of the West African country.

 “We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of late President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR (Turakin Sokoto), one of her grandson said in a statement issued on behalf of the family.

“We lost her in the early hours of today, 12th August 2021, at about 3:00 am, after battling Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center in Abuja.

“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her Jana’iza (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4:00pm, immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.

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