Flags at half-staff at Presidential Villa in Abuja on Sunday in honour of former President Shehu Shagari.
Flags have been flown at half-staff on Sunday on the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock Abuja in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that they be lowered to honour late President Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday on the age of 93.
Navy, para-military formations and public buildings are additionally anticipated to adjust to the order, till Tuesday.
The previous president was buried in Shagari, Sokoto on Saturday, in accordance with Islamic rites.
A high-powered Federal Authorities delegation led by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the federal government of the Federation, attended.
President Buhari Friday described Shagari’s loss of life because the departure of a patriot whose lifetime of service and humility was extensively acknowledged.
In a press release he personally signed on Saturday, President Buhari declared: “The late President represented virtually the final hyperlink with the federal government of our Founding Fathers underneath Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was additionally the primary elected President of Nigeria.
“The late Alhaji Shagari was a person of many elements: trainer, native authority administrator, politician, minister, and at last President. He served his nation with dedication and moderation.
“Over time, via interplay on the Council of State, he and I got here to know and admire one another, regardless of the variations we might have had prior to now.
“On behalf of the Federal Authorities, myself and household, I ship my condolences to the folks of Nigeria, significantly to the late President’s household and the Authorities and folks of Sokoto State. Could his soul relaxation in peace.”
On Friday, President Buhari recalled a part of the birthday message he despatched to Shagari final February when he mentioned, “we’re enthralled and regaled with the various years of unequalled patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to nationwide growth.
“Extra particularly, we have fun the position modelling qualities of integrity, diligence and humility which have been the hallmark of your visionary management.”
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