The wife of the late former President, Shehu Shagari, is dead. Hajiya Hadiza Shehu has died after battling COVID-19 complications.

In a statement signed by Capt. Muhammad Bala Shagari (retd.) ,It was announced which was shared on Facebook by Bello Shagari, a grandson of the late former president.

The statement read, “We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of H.E late President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR (Turakin Sokoto)”

It was reported that they lost her in the early hours of today, 12th August 2021, at about 3.00am, after battling COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre in Abuja.

“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old when she died. Her Jana’iza (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4.00pm, immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.”

She was survived by children and grandchildren.

Source: The Punch newspaper


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