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Ex-President Shagari’s wife dies of COVID-19 complications


Wife of late ex-President Shehu Shagari, Hajiya Hadiza, is dead. She died in early hours of yesterday from COVID-19 complications. She was aged 80.

The news of her passing was contained in a statement signed by Captain Muhammad Bala Shagari (rtd) and shared on Facebook by Bello Shagari, a grandson of the late former Nigerian leader.

Funeral prayers were held at the National Mosque, Abuja.


The statement reads: “We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of H.E late President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR (Turakin Sokoto).

“We lost her in the early hours of today (yesterday), August 12, 2021, at about 3.00a.m., after battling COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre in Abuja.

“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her Jana’iza (funeral prayer) will take place today (yesterday) at 4.00p.m., immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.”


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