Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, wife of late Nigeria’s former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, is dead.
She died in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja from COVID-19 complications.
She was aged 80.
Her death was announced in a statement issued by her son, Bello Bala Shagari.
The statement reads in full: “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.”