he is “profoundly saddened” to learn of the tragic accident that took the life of John Shagaya, a retired army general and
In a statement on Sunday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Buhari expressed his “heartfelt condolences to the Shagaya family, friends, the Government and people of Plateau State on the painful passing of their illustrious son”.
The president paid tribute to the great Nigerian whose legacies, he said, will live on in the patriotic work he did as a military officer, who rose to the position of a general, and a senator representing Plateau South.
According to another media aide Garba Shehu, Mr. Buhari’s spokesperson said. “The president affirms that at each step of his distinguished career in national service and politics, General Shagaya brought his deep convictions and discipline to national, regional and community assignments and was ready to always offer his best to the development and stability of the country.
“President Buhari prays that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul eternal rest.”
Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, also stated his surprise at the sudden death of the late senator.
Babangida said he “received with great shock the sudden demise of one of the brilliant retired military officers.”
“General Shagaya until his death had been an ardent supporter of the unity of Nigeria as a nation and a peace builder irrespective of ethnicism, tribalism and religious bigotry.”
Source: Naija News