irst executive president of Nigeria, Alhaji Aliyu Sheu Shagari is dead.
Bello Shagari, his grandson, confirmed that he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday.
Bello Shagari wrote on his official Twitter handle:
“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he tweeted.
The deceased was president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, before he was overthrown in a coup by Muhammadu Buhar