by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Nigeria’s former First Lady – wife of late President Shehu Shagari – is dead. She died in the earlier hours of Thursday in hospital in Abuja.
In a statement issued and signed by Muhammad Bala Shagari, Sarkin Mafaran Shagari, and made available to journalists in Kaduna, it indicated that, “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 (Thursday), 12th August 2021, at about 3:00 am, after battling Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre in Abuja.
“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her ‘Jana’iza’ (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4:00 pm, immediately after Asr Prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja,” it stated.