Ex-President Shehu Usman Shagari is dead.
Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old.
His grandchild, Bello Shagari, the elder statesman died after a brief illness.
Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s name was Aliyu and his mother’s name was Mariamu.
The former president was in power from October 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983. Shagari ran for a second four-year term in 1983 and won the general election. However, on December 31, 1983, he was overthrown by then Maj. -Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.