Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has declared Monday, December 31, as public holiday in the state to enable residents offer special prayer for the repose of the soul of former President, Shehu Shagari.
This is contained in a statement by Tambuwal’s director general, media and public affairs, Malam Abubakar Shekara, and issued to newsmen on Saturday, December 29, in Sokoto.
Tambuwal said that the declaration followed consultation with the Sultanate Council.
“The state government therefore, requests Imams across Sokoto and the general public to dedicate the day for special prayers for the repose of the soul of the former President and for peace and progress of the nation at large.
“The government also directs all flags at public and private premises be flown at half mast in honor of the late former President, Shehu Shagari,” it said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the remains of former president Shehu Shagari on Saturday, December 29, arrived Sa’ad Abubakar 111 international Airport Sokoto in a federal government aircraft with registration number 5N_FGZ at 12.55pm.
The body was received by the Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, former governor Attahiru Bafarawa , Sokoto state executive council members and the family members of the late former president.
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