Sad as former President Shagari dies at 93
A former Nigeria President from 1979 to 1983, Alhaji Shehu Shagari has died at 93 years in Sokoto, Sokoto State. He has been ill for some time now and has been indoors.
However, details of the cause of his immediate death are yet to unfold.
He was born in Shagari village on February 25, 1925. Shagari was made the Turaki of the Fula Sokoto Caliphate in 1962 by the Sultan of Sokoto Siddiq Abubakar III.
According to Wikipedia, 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. He was the oldest living former Nigerian president.
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 is Aliyu and his mother’s name is Mariamu.
Shagari started his education in a Quranic school and then went to live with relatives at a nearby town, where from 1931-1935 he attended Yabo elementary school. In 1936-1940, he went to Sokoto for middle school, and then from 1941-1944 he attended Kaduna College.