Nigeria’s first executive president, Shehu Shagari, is dead.
A family source disclosed that he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday.
He was president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, before he was overthrown in a coup by Muhammadu Buhari.
Gov.Aminu W. Tambuwal and His grandson confirmed Shagari’s death on Twitter.
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.