April 13, 2024

Former Nigerian president wife dies of COVID-19 in Abuja

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Mrs Hadiza Shagari, wife of former Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari is dead.

She was said to have died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

A statement issued on behalf of the family by her Grandson, Bello, read: “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, 12th August 2021, at about 3:00 am, after battling Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center 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.”

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