Former President Shehu Shagari is dead.
Shagari died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old.
Shagari was Nigeria executive president between 1979 when the military Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo, handed over to him as the civilian president and 1983, when he was overthrown by General Muhammadu Buhari in a coup.
The news of his death was announced by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, through a tweet on his page.
The tweet read:
“I regret to Announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja. May his Soul Rest in Peace.”
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