DAILY FILE, SOKOTO – Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to Nigeria’s first executive President,Alhaji Shehu Shagari as the elder statesman’s remains was laid to rest in Shagari Local Government, Sokoto State.
Earlier, Governor Aminu Tambuwal along sympathizers received the remains of Alhaji Shagari at Sultan Abubakar International airport, Sokoto from Abuja.
Military personnel escorted the remains of the ex-President.
Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar 111,governors and other top dignitaries from all works of life attended the funeral.
Aihaji Shagari, Turakin Sokoto, on Friday evening passed away at the National Hospital, Abuja at the age of 93,he was a Minister in the First Republic and during the administration of General Yakubu Gowon.
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