The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman has expressed great sadness at the passing away of the First Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari.
The Emir said, “On behalf of my family, the emirate and the people of Katsina, I wish to extend our condolence to his eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and the entire family of Late Shehu Shagari.”
The Emir in a statement through his Public relation officer, Malam Ibrahim Bindawa described the death as the departure of a patriot whose life of service and humility was widely acknowledged.
He prayed that Almighty Allah will comfort the family of the ex-president and all those who mourn him and will grant the soul of the deceased Jannah.
Late Shehu Shagari dies at the age of 93 on Friday in Abuja hospital after brief illness.