Wife of ex-President Shehu Shagari, Hadiza, dies of COVID-19

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The family of former President Shehu Shagari has announced the demise of Hadiza Shagari, who died on Thursday at about 3:00 a.m.

The 80-year-old died from COVID-19 complications at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre, Abuja.

Hadiza Shagari is the wife of Mr Shagari who also died three years ago at the age of 93 after a brief illness.

Muhammad Bala Shagari, Sarkin Mafaran Shagari, issued a statement on behalf of the Shagari family to announce the burial rites.

“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). We lost her in the early hours of today, 12 August 2021, at about 3:00 a.m., after battling COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre in Abuja,” the statement reads.

“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her Jana’iza (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4:00 p.m., immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.”

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