Shehu Shagari was a remarkable statesman of humility and modesty-Akufo-Addo mourns former Nigerian Head of State

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President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described late former Nigerian Head of State, Shehu Osman Osman Aliyu Shagari as a remarkable statesman who would be well remembered for his modesty and humility.

In a message of condolence to the government and people of Nigeria commiserating with them on the loss of the former Head of State who died on the December 28, 2018, the president said  ”We have all lost a remarkable statesman who would be well remembered for his modesty and humility, in spite of the great heights he achieved.

He continued ‘’on behalf of the government and people of Ghana, I express to you, his family and the brotherly people of Nigeria our sincere condolences on his death. I pray that his commitment to public service will continue to inspire current and future generations of Africans”.

Shehu Osman Osman Aliyu Shagari was a Nigerian politician who served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic, after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government in 1979. He died on December 28, 2018, at the National Hospital in Abuja, after a brief illness. He was 93 years old.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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