Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has sent a message of condolence to the President Muhammadu Buhari, on the death of Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, former President of Nigeria in the 2nd Republic.
In a letter dated Thursday, December 31, 2018, President Akufo-Addo indicated to President Buhari that the death of the former Nigerian President is a loss not only to Nigeria, but also to Africa as a whole.
“We have all lost a remarkable statesman who would be well remembered for his modesty and humility, in spite of the great heights he achieved,” he said.
The President continued, “On behalf of the government and people of Ghana, I express to you, his family and the brotherly people of Nigeria our sincere condolences on his death. I pray that his commitment to public service will continue to inspire current and future generations of Africans.”
Shagari reportedly died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness.
He died at the age of 93.
His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari.
Bello wrote, ”I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.”
I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) December 28, 2018