Yarri Mourns Shagari
STORY BY: RUKAYAT KAREEM (Zamfara)
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Zamfara State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governors’ Forum Hon. (Dr) Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar has received with shock, the news of the passing away of the First Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR.
The Governor who described the former President as a complete gentleman of the highest order, said the emergence of Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari as the President of Nigeria and his contributions to the national development had reawakened the virtues of democracy in Nigeria in particular and the Africa as a whole.
Gov Yari said the former President who devoted his entire life to serving his people, Nigeria and Africa, would have his name written in gold in the history of this nation, Africa and the world for the wonderful services he rendered in the development of democracy, peace and security, as well as the development of an excellent foreign policy that ushered into a harmonious commity of nations.
He said Shagari would always be remembered for his foresight, devotion to serving his religion and humanity, as well as African politics, democracy and freedom particularly in zimbabwe and South Africa.
The NGF Chairman stated that Nigeria will not be in a haste to forget the presidency of Alhaji Shehu Shagari(1979-1983) particularly in Industrialisation, Agriculture, infrastructure and other socio-economic programmes that boosted the nation’s economy and enhanced the well-being and livelihood of many Nigerians.
Governor Yari maintained that Alhaji Shehu Shagari as a statesman who until his painful death at the age of 93, had been a true progressive father of Zamfara State through his advice and prayers for the development of the state.
Hon. Abdul’aziz Yari while expressing his sympathy to the immediate family, people and government of Sokoto State, North-west Region and Nigerians in general, registers his condolences and prayed to Allah SWA for the repose of the gentle soul of the former President.
He also prayed that Allah would grant him Jannatul Firdausi and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.