SHEHU SHAGARI: The Elder Statesman Goes Home… See Photos Of The Body’s Arrival In Sokoto

The remains of the elder statesman and former president Shehu Shagari, has arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and received by the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal. Below are photos of the arrival.

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has received the remains of the former president, Shehu Shagari in Sokoto, the state capital.

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR, (February 25, 1925 – December 28, 2018)was a Nigerian politician who 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. Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.

Shagari was made the Turaki of the Fula Sokoto Caliphate in 1962 by the Sultan of Sokoto Siddiq Abubakar III. Turaki means an officer at court, in this case referring to the sultan’s court at the palace of Sokoto. In addition, he held the chieftaincy titles of the Ochiebuzo of Ogbaland, the Ezediale of Aboucha and the Baba Korede of Ado Ekiti.

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.

Shagari is expected to be buried at 2pm.

He died on Friday at the age of 93.