JUST IN: Shehu Shagari’s Wife Dies Of COVID-19


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Hajiya Hadiza Shagari, the wife of Nigeria’s first Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died of COVID-19 complications.

She died aged 80, according to a statement released by the family.

The deceased will be buried today after a brief funeral prayer at the National Mosque, Abuja.

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“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),” the statement read.

“We lost her in the early hours of today, 12th August 2021, at about 3.00am, 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, at 4.00pm, immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja,” read a statement released by Capt. Muhammad Bala Shagari (rtd) for the family.

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