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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Tributes As Nigeria's Second Republic President Shehu Shagari Dies At 93


Image may contain: 1 person, textShehu Shagari is dead. He died at the age of 93. His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari. Bello Shagari 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.
Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR , (born February 25, 1925 - December 28, 2018) served as the first and only President of Nigeria 's Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo 's military government. 

In 1980, with the oil revenue, Shagari finished building the Kaduna refinery, which started operation that year. Also with the oil revenue, Shagari concluded the construction of an additional steel plant and three rolling mills at Ajaokuta, Nigeria. Shagari completed the Delta Steel complex in 1982. 
Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.
He worked as a teacher for a brief period before entering politics in 1951 and in 1954 was elected to the federal House of Representatives. At 93, he died on 28th December 2018.
He was raised in a polygamous family, and was the sixth child born into the family. Between 1944 and 1952, Shehu Shagari, matriculated at the Teachers Training College, in Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria. 

Shehu Shagari married three wives: Amina, Aishatu, Hadiza Shagari. He has many children. However, His most visible children are Captain Muhammad Bala Shagari Rtd. and Aminu Shehu Shagari. On 24 August 2001, his wife, Aisha Shagari, died in a London hospital from a brief illness.

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. 

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Christabel Ekemezie REST IN PEACE GREAT MAN SHEHU SHAGARI
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Ben Otas May his soul journey in peace.
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Uchenna Stanley May his soul rest in peace. The federal government should declare 7 days to mourn this great leader...
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Christian Chukwuka Anamali You didn't mention that his government was overthrown by Military Dictator Mohammadu Buhari, and that he died the same day Buhari flagged off his re elections campaign for 2019.

Why now Endy Edeson
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Oloyede Christanah May his soul rest in perfect peace
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Browayson John Sr. He was a true Democrat and a hero of Nigerian democracy.. One that Alot of Nigerians would want to emulate. We celebrate his life and sacrifices he Made to make Nigeria cohesive. God rest his soul. A trUe Nigerian


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