Shehu Shagari: Bye to a fatherly President

AFTER 93 years of a life marked by remarkable historical moments, President of Nigeria in the Second Republic, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, died on Friday December 28, 2018. But, not even death can diminish his relevance as an esteemed member of the pantheon of Nigerian leaders who left indelible marks on the canvas of Nigeria’s evolving nationhood.

President Shagari’s self-effacing personality did not stop him from making his presence felt in all aspects of public life: at different times serving at state and federal levels as local government Councillor, State Commissioner, Federal Minister, Member of the Constituent Assembly and to top it all, the First Executive President of Nigeria. January 2019

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