Nigerian’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR, is dead.
He was 93 years old.
This was confirmed some moments ago by his grandson and the President of The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCNI), Bello Shagari, who tweeted “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.”
The GCFR, 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.