The remains of Nigeria’s first elected President, Shehu Shagari, were on Saturday laid to rest at his residence in Shagari area of Sokoto state, northwest Nigeria.
The former Nigerian leader died on Friday at the National Hospital in Abuja, the country’s capital. He was 93 years old.
Concise News learned that Shagari was interred around 3pm.
President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the funeral prayers by Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Also at the funeral prayers were governors of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.