The wife of the former Civilian President, late Shehu Shagari, Mrs. Haliza Shagari is dead.
Mrs. Shagari died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, August 12, 2021
‘’We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of His Excellency late President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, the Turakin Sokoto.
‘We lost her in the early hours of today, 12th August 2021, at about 3.00 a.m, after battling COVID-19 at Gwagwalada Isolation Centre in Abuja’’, a statement by her grandson Bello on behalf of the family stated.
Recall, that Mrs. Shagari was the First Lady during her husband’s tenure as the Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between Ist October 1979 -31st December 1983.
Mrs. Hadiza Shagari married Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who was a visiting teacher in Sokoto province and a member of the Federal Scholarship Board in the year 1967.
Along with his two other wives, she became the first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria when her husband assumed office as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 1st of October 1979.
Source: (Politics Nigeria)