Shehu Shagari

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Shehu Shagari
Shehu Shagari 1980-10-07.jpg
6th President of Nigeria
In office
October 1, 1979 – December 31, 1983
Vice PresidentAlex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme
Preceded byOlusegun Obasanjo
Succeeded byMuhammadu Buhari
Personal details
Born(1925-02-25)25 February 1925
Shagari, Sokoto State, Nigeria
Died28 December 2018(2018-12-28) (aged 93)
Abuja, Nigeria
Political partyNational Party of Nigeria

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato (25 February 1925[1] – 28 December 2018) was a Nigerian politician. He served as the President of Nigeria's Second Republic from 1979 to 1983. His government was given power by General Olusegun Obasanjo's military government.

Shagari died on 28 December 2018 at a hospital in Abuja, Nigeria from a short-illness at the age of 93.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nuhu-Koko, Abubakar Atiku (2008-02-26). "Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, @ 83". Daily Triumph (Kano). Triumph Publishing Company Limited, via nigeriavillagesquare.com. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
  2. Nigeria's first executive president, Shehu Shagari, dies aged 93

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