Former Nigerian First Lady, Hadiza Shagari, has died of COVID-19 complications.
Hadiza, the wife of Former Nigerian leader, Shehu Shagari reportedly died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday.
Her demise was announced in a statement issued on behalf of the family by her Grandson, Bello;
It read, “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.”
Mrs. Shagari served as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the 1st of October 1979 – 31st December, 1983.