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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Former First Lady Is Dead

Former First Lady and wife of late former President, Shehu Shagari, Hadiza Shagari is dead.

Hadiza Shagari died after battling COVID-19 complications.


Hadiza’s death was announced in a statement by Capt. Muhammad Bala Shagari (retd.).

The statement was shared on Facebook by a grandson of the late former president, Bello Shagari.

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 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.”

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