Ex-president Shagari’s Widow Dies Of COVID -19 - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, August 12, 2021

Ex-president Shagari’s Widow Dies Of COVID -19


By Jane Okafor, Abuja

Widow of the late second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Hadiza Shagari, has died of complications arising from the third wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The octogenarian died on Thursday in Abuja.

Shagari's son Bala Shagari, announced the passing in a statement on Thursday.

He said the window died at Gwagwalada COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja.

“We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of H.E late President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR (Turakin Sokoto).

“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, the statement read in parts.

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

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