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Shehu Shagari dead: Sokoto state declares Monday as public holiday

Shehu Shagari dead: Sokoto state declares Monday as public holiday

Shehu Shagari dead: Sokoto state declares Monday as public holiday

Shehu Shagari dead: Sokoto state declares Monday as public holiday

Sokoto state has declared Monday as a public holiday, due to the death of former President, Shehu Shagari. The holiday is to pray for his soul.

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, 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 was made known in a statement by Governor, Aminu Tambuwal’s Director General, Media and Public Affairs, Malam Abubakar Shekara.

The Governor said in the statement that the declaration followed consultation with the Sultanate Council. The statement read;

“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,”

Shehu Shagari died at the age of 93.

His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari. He tweeted:

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.

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