Ex-Pres. Jonathan condoles with Shagari family over death of former-President’s widow

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the family of late former President Alhaji Shehu Shagari and the Government of Sokoto State over the death of the Ex-President’s wife, Hadiza Shagari.

In a condolence message he personally signed, Dr. Jonathan expressed sadness over Mrs. Shagari’s demise, describing her as a kind and warm-hearted matriarch.

The former President further noted that the late octogenarian was a uniting force in her family and her community.

The statement said: “I extend my deepest condolences to the family of the former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, over the passing on of the late leader’s wife, Hajiya Hadiza Shagari, at age 80.

“Mrs Shagari was a kind and warm-hearted matriarch and role model  whose life was a stabilising and uniting factor in the family and community, especially after the death of her husband, former President Shagari.

“She was a well-respected First Lady during the Shagari Presidency because of her candour, goodwill and the unyielding support she provided to her husband and the administration.

“May Allah comfort her family members, forgive her sins and grant her al Jannah Firdaus.”

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