The choice to bury the late former President Shehu Shagari in his modest personal residence in Shagari city, Sokoto State was in accordance to his will.
His eldest son, Bala Shagari, who said this whereas talking with journalists in Sokoto on Sunday, additionally stated there was no final phrase from the late ex-President as a result of he had stopped speaking very long time in the past as a consequence of poor well being.
The Second Republic and first Govt President of Nigeria died on December 28 on the Nationwide Hospital in Abuja on the age of 93. He was buried on Saturday.
Bala defined why his father was buried at his (ex-President) personal residence as towards common expectation that the corpse can be buried on the Hubbare cemetery.
Hubbare cemetery was the place the stays of the late Jihadist, Usman Dan Fodio, had been buried and had all the time been the unique cemetery for the late Sultans and departed members of the Sultanate Council. The late Shagari was the Turaki Sokoto, a ranked member of the Sultanate Council.
Bala said, “Though there was a proposal from the Sultan that the stays of the late President ought to be buried on the Hubbare cemetery, his will should be revered.
“He willed to be buried beside his son, the late Abdulrahman, at his Shagari residence which was carried out yesterday. There was no final phrase from him as he had stopped speaking for a very long time as a consequence of poor well being.”
He added that the late President died with out having malice towards anyone as he had forgiven all who offended him earlier than his loss of life.
“He had forgiven everyone earlier than his loss of life and the one cause why he was not attending features was due to his In poor health-health as he hardly went out for some interval.”
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