Ngerian’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, is dead.
Shagari reportedly died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness.
He died at the age of 93.
His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari.
Bello wrote, ”I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.”
Shagari was President between 1979 and 1983. He got reelected in 1983 under questionable circumstances and was overthrown in a military coup led by General Muhammadu Buhari on December 31, same year.