The wife of a former Nigeria leader, Shehi Shagari, Mrs Hadiza Shagari, is dead.
The report has it that Mrs Shagari died as a result of complications from COVID-19 on Thursday, 12/08/202. Below is a statement issued
In a statement issued by Grandson, Balloon on behalf of the family, ‘It’s with a deep heart that we announce the death of our dear mother, the wife of late president Shehu U.A Shagari, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu.
‘At the dawn of today, 12/09/2021, at about 3:00 am, we lost her after a long fight with Covid-19 at the Abuja Isolation Center in Gwagwalada.
‘She was eighty years old. Burial Prayer–Jana’iza holds today, by 4 pm, shortly after the Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.’
She was the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the period between October 1st, 1979 – December 31st, 1983.
The ex-First lady was one of the three other wives of Shehu Shagari who got married to her as a visiting teacher in Sokoto province and a member of the Federal Scholarship Board in the year 1957.