BREAKING: Ex President, Shehu Shagari Is Dead
Ex-President Shehu Shagari is dead.
Shagari, who was the first Executive President of Nigeria passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday aged 93 years.
The news of his death was announced by his grandson, Bello Shagari on twitter.
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.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) December 28, 2018
In 1958, he was appointed as parliamentary secretary before serving as the Federal Minister for Commerce and Industries.
Between 1959 and 1960, Shagari he was the Federal Minister for Economic Development and was moved to the Pensions Ministry as the Federal Minister for Pensions in 1960. He also the Federal Minister for Internal Affairs. In 1966, he was appointed as the Minister for works.
He was a founding member of the National Peoples Party and became its Presidential candidate in 1979. He won and became the first executive president of Nigeria. He ran for and won a second term, but was overthrown on December, 1983 by Maj. -Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.