Shehu Shagari, the first Executive President of Nigeria, is dead.
He was aged 93 years.
Bello Shagari, his grandson, who confirmed his death via his twitter handle said he died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday.
“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 Buhari. He took over from Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo‘s military government.