Former First Lady of Nigeria Hadiza Shehu Shagari has died of Covid
Hadiza Shagari, wife of former president Shehu Shagari
The former Nigerian First Lady died of Covid-19 on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria federal capital territory.
One statement signed by Capt. Muhammad Bala Shagari (rtd) confirmed her death.
The statement read;
“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 3.00am, after battling COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre inside Abuja.
A grandson of the late former president Her death also shared the story of Hadiza Shagari’s death on his Facebook page.
Hadiza was 80 years old at the time of her death. Her funeral prayer held today at the National Mosque, Abuja.
President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari who died in December 2018 governed Nigeria between 1979 -1983.