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Former Nigerian First Lady Dies of COVID-19 In Abuja



Mrs. Hadiza Shagari, wife of Nigeria’s first democratically elected President, Shehu Shagari is dead.

Hadiza died at the age of 80 following COVID-19 complications on Thursday, August 12th, 2021.

Her grandson, Bello Bala Shagari shared the heartbreaking news on his Facebook page and wrote:

“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).

“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.”