Ex-President Shehu Shagari has been confirmed dead on Friday at the National Hospital Abuja.
The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle.
The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Bello had tweeted:
Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s name was Aliyu and his mother’s name was Mariamu.
Shagari started his education in a Quranic school and then went to live with relatives at a nearby town, where, between 1931 and 1935, he attended Yabo Elementary School; and between 1936 and 1940, he went to Sokoto for middle school, and then from 1941-1944, he attended Kaduna College.
Between 1944 and 1952, Shagari attended the Teacher Training College, in Zaria, Kaduna State;and from 1953-1958, he worked as a visiting teacher at Sokoto Province.
He was also a member of the Federal Scholarship Board from 1954-1958.