Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead.
Shagari, according to reports died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday, December 28, after a brief illness.
Aged 93, his demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari.
Bello wrote: ”I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.”
Shagari served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic, after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government. He also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.