Monday, September 28THE LEGISLATURE

Former President Shagari Buried in Shagari LG, Sokoto

The remains of former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, 93, who died on Friday have been laid to rest at his private residence in Shagari Local Government Area, Sokoto st#ate.

He was interred at about 3.30pm after the funeral prayers led by Professor Shehu Galadanchi, former Vice-Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

Former President Shagari, was flown to Abuja last Tuesday after his health deteriorated, but he eventually gave up the ghost on Friday at the National Hospital.

His corpse arrived at the Sultan Abubakar airport, Sokoto, and was received by Governor Aminu Tambuwal, alongside members of the state executive council, on it onward journey to his final resting place in Shagari.

Present at the funeral ceremony were Federal government delegation, led by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation, and governors of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

Former governor Attahiru Bafarawa, former Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, Waziri Sokoto, Professor Junaid Walk, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, former Minister AND Mukhtar Shagari were among those that attended the funeral ceremony.

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