Shagari buried in Sokoto

Former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, was on Saturday buried in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto state.

Shagari, who passed on Friday at the age of 93, was interred at exactly 3.30pm after the funeral prayers led by Professor Shehu Galadanchi, former Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

His corpse had arrived at the Sultan Abubakar airport, Sokoto earlier and was received by Governor Aminu Tambuwal, alongside members of the state executive counci.

Dignitaries who attended the funeral prayers included delegations from the Federal government led by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation, and governors of  Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

The former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa was also in attendance alongside  former Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, Waziri Sokoto, Professor Junaid Walk, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, former Minister, Mukhtar Shagari, and others.

The Nation

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