Life and times of late Shehu Shagari in photos

Life and times of late Shehu Shagari in photos

Former President Shehu Shagari, on Friday, December 28, died at the age of 93 at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness.

He was the first and only president of Nigeria’s Second Republic after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government.

The former president, who was in power between October 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983, had an interesting lifetime.

Shagari served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975.

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Below are some photos of his life and times:

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Life of shehu shagari in photos

The extended family of former President Shehu Shagari at the State House, Lagos in 1983. Photo credit: Bello Shagari
Source: UGC

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Life of shehu shagari in photos

Former President Shagari in Nigerian Military Regalia at an official function.
Source: Facebook

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Life of shehu shagari in photos

Shehu Shagari with Queen Elizabeth
Source: Facebook

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Life of shehu shagari in photos

Shehu Shagari during his reelection campaign in 1983. Photo credit: Arewa history, Twitter
Source: Twitter

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Life of shehu shagari in photos

Late Shehu Shagari with Adamu Ciroma (R) at the Lagos Airport on July 3, 1979. Photo credit: Arewa history, Twitter
Source: Twitter

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Life of shehu shagari in photos

Shehu Shagari was in office as the president of Nigeria from October 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983.
Source: UGC

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Life of former President Shehu Shagari in photos

In 1981, Shagari made Vatsa head of military counter-operation after the killing of 5 Nigerian soldiers by Cameroon's in Bakassi area. Photo credit: Arewa history, Twitter
Source: Twitter

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Life of former President Shehu Shagari in photos

President Shehu Shagari being received at the airport in New Delhi by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India, 1983.
Source: Twitter

Legit.ng previously reported that various top government functionaries have expressed their condolences to the family of the late Shehu Shagari who died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday, December 28 at the age of 93.

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