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Alhaji Sheu Shagari: MPAC Mourns the Death of An Iconic Stateman

Monday, 31 December 2018
Lagos, Nigeria
Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari
As the nation mourns the demise of former president Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari GCFR, Nigeria’s frontline Islamic faith-based organization, the Muslim Public Affairs Center has urged all to remember him for his service to the nation in critical moments.

The Executive Chairman, MPAC, Kamor Disu in his condolence to the nation on the death of the former president Shagari acknowledged that the former president’s uprightness shone through his work and many legacies.

Ex-President Shagari won elections twice in the 1979 and 1983 presidential elections in the second republic, but the 1983 coup terminated his second tenure.

Since then, he had been playing a non-partisan guardian role in the country.

“Late Alhaji Sheu Shagari should be remembered for the great service he rendered to the nation at a crucial time that democracy in Nigeria was truly in its infancy” Mr Disu noted in his message of condolence.

According to the MPAC head, the former president was an iconic elder statesman whose uprightness shone through his works and many legacies.

He said Alhaji Shagari would be greatly missed by all for his deeds, his words and epic achievements in and out of the highest office in the land.

“We mourn the loss with complete submission to Allah, and joy that he certainly lived a fulfilled life in the service of the nation” he said, praying May Allah grant him forgiveness, light up his grave and admit him to Al-Jannah Firdous.

Late Alhaji Shagari, a cabinet minister in the first republic and elected first executive president almost 40 years ago in 1979, died on Friday aged 93.



Abdulwarees Solanke
Director, Media & Strategic Communications,
Muslim Public Affairs Center, Nigeria