President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that Nigerian flags fly at half-mast for 3 days, in honour of the late former president, Shehu Shagari. This motion is to start out from Sunday 30th to the first of January, 2019.
Mr Shagari, Nigeria’s first elected president who held workplace between 1979 and 1983, died Friday night on the Nationwide Hospital Abuja after a quick sickness.
He was buried on Saturday at his hometown, Shagari in Sokoto state. He was 93. Reacting to the information on Saturday, Mr Buhari mentioned:
“The late President represented virtually the final hyperlink with the federal government of our Founding Fathers below Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was additionally the primary elected President of Nigeria.
“The late Alhaji Shagari was a person of many components: trainer, native authority administrator, politician, minister, and at last President. He served his nation with dedication and moderation.
“Over time, by means of interplay on the Council of State, he and I got here to grasp and recognize one another, regardless of the variations we could have had up to now.
“On behalf of the Federal Authorities, myself and household, I ship my condolences to the individuals of Nigeria, significantly to the late President’s household and the Authorities and folks of Sokoto State. Could his soul relaxation in peace.”