Shagari's Death: Buhari Orders Flags To Fly At Half Staff For 3 Days
Ex-President, Shehu Shagari & President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that flags be lowered as a mark of respect for the late former president Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday in Abuja.

This would be carried out in the military environment, para-military formations and public buildings across Nigeria.

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The late Shagari was buried in Shagari, Sokoto on Saturday, in accordance with Islamic rites.

Buhari had described Shagari’s death as the departure of a patriot whose life of service and humility was widely acknowledged, said the flags should be lowered for three days, from Sunday.