Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of former First Lady, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, widow of late President Shehu Shagari.
In a statement, the governor described the death of Hajiya Shagari as painful, noting that she was gracious and dutiful in the discharge of her role.
“I am saddened by the news of the death of former First Lady, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, widow of late President Shehu Shagari. Hajiya was compassionate, kind and welcomed all with open arms. Her wise counsel will be sorely missed.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Edo State, I commiserate with Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State, the entire Shagari Family as well as friends and associates of the family and pray that God will grant us all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” he said.