Ex-President Shehu Shagari's wife dies of COVID-19

 


Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, wife of late Nigeria’s former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, has died of the dreaded COVID-19.

A statement issued by her son, Bello Bala Shagari, on Thursday said Hajiya Hadiza died at the age of 80 around 3.00am.

Bello disclosed that she died after battling with COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center in Abuja.

He said she would be buried at 4.00pm immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.

The statement reads in full: “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 3:00 am, after battling Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center 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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