- Wife of former Nigerian president Late Shehu Shagari has died at the age of 80 according to recent reports
- She reportedly died as a result of complication from the coronavirus on Thursday, August 12 in Abuja
- Her funeral prayer will take place by 4pm at the National Mosque, Abuja in Abuja according to the family
The widow of the late President Shehu Shagari, has died at the age of 80. According to statement by the son of the former president, Bala Shagari, Hadiza Shagari died of Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada isolation center, the Nation reports.
“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).
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“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 Center 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."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal government said it was not considering a lockdown despite the rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country.
The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Thursday, August 12, at the weekly ministerial briefing held at the State House in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that the minister said the number of cases was not threatening enough for a lockdown to be considered. On Wednesday, August 11, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 790 cases of new COVID-19 cases.
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Ehanire also revealed that apart from the vaccines sourced free of charge, Nigeria has paid for about 30 million doses of Johnson&Johnson COVID1-9 vaccine.
According to him, since the prices of the one-shot vaccine have dropped, the country hopes to purchase about 40 million doses of the vaccine in all.
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The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while speaking to a news agency in Abuja on Wednesday, August 11.