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Shehu Shagari, former Nigerian president dies at 93

The First Executive Nigerian president, Shehu Shagari, who was in power between 1979 and 1983, died Friday evening aged 93.

According to a Press Statement signed by President Buhari on Friday “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Nigeria, it is with immense sadness that I received the news of the passing away of the First Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari” in the capital Abuja.

“Nigerians held him in the highest esteem even when he was out of office until his demise and will forever miss his wise counsels,” the president added in his statement.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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