Hadiza Shagari, wife to former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died at the age of 80 years-old. ayokinews.com reports
Mrs Hadiza was reported on Thursday 12th August, 2021, to have died of COVID-19 complications at an Abuja hospital.
Report of her death was made pubic to newsmen on behalf of the family through her grandson, Bello Shagari.
The statement reads, “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, 12th August 2021, at about 3:00 am, after battling Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center in Abuja.
“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her Jana’iza (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4:00pm, immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.”
Mrs. Hadiza Shagari served as Nigeria’s First Lady under her husband’s presidency from the 1st of October 1979 – 31st December, 1983.