Shehu Shagari, the first executive president of Nigeria, is dead.
A family source disclosed this to TheNigerialawyer, saying he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday.
He was president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, before he was overthrown in a coup by Muhammadu Buhari.
Gov.Aminu W. Tambuwal and His grandson confirmed Shagari’s death on Twitter.
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.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) December 28, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/D9GR8vpkbT
— Aminu W. Tambuwal (@AWTambuwal) December 28, 2018