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Hadiza Shagari, the wife of former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari, has died as a result of COVID-19 complications.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by Capt. Muhammad Bala Shagari (retd) and uploaded on Facebook by Bello Shagari, the late president’s grandson.
Hadiza passed away at the age of 80.
Today, a funeral prayer will be held for her in Abuja’s National Mosque.
“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,” the statement read.