Shagari’s Wife, 80, Dies Of COVID-19
Hajiya Hadiza Shagari, the widow of the late Second Republic President Shehu Shagari, has died, at the age of 80, after battling with the COVID-19 virus.
According to a statement by the son of the former president, Alhaji Bala Shagari, Hajiya Hadiza she died of COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre, Abuja.
The statement further disclosed that she would be buried by 4pm today after Jana’iza (funeral prayer), in accordance with the Islamic rites.
“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 Centre 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,” the statement read.