BREAKING: Former Nigerian First Lady, Hadiza Shehu Shagari dies of COVID-19 in Abuja

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Mrs Hadiza Shagari, wife of Former Nigerian leader, Shehu Shagari is dead, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.

Mrs. Shagari died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, August 12th, 2021. Below is a statement issued on behalf of the family by her Grandson, Bello;

โ€œWe 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).

โ€œWe 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.

โ€œHajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her Janaโ€™iza (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4:00pm, immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.โ€

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