Comments Trail Death Of Shehu Shagari On Social Media.
While the announcement that Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s first Executive President is dead, trends on social media and news media platforms, some Nigerians have revealed certain facts about the death of the 93 year old hero.
Naija News reports that Shehu Shagari served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic between 1 October 1979 – 31 December 1983 before he was overthrown in a coup by incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.
This, Reno Omokri said is ironic as Buhari today launched is re-election campaign at Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. He notes that Buhari wants to enjoy governance to the fullest. He said this in a tweet which was deleted almost at about 7pm today.
In further reactions, Nigerians labelled the deceased Shagari as one of the foundations of Nigeria’s problems today.
Rip to Shehu Shagari.
One of the founding problems of Nigeria, who put us "where, were" we are today. pic.twitter.com/QvUYNHVbp6
— ThatTomBoy (@Estar_umoh) December 28, 2018
BREAKING: Shehu Shagari is dead. Aged 93. RIP.
Ex-President Shehu Shagari was toppled in the coup of 1983 which produced Buhari as head of state. That was the beginning of 16 years of Nigeria’s decline in the 80s to 1999 when PDP restored democracy! pic.twitter.com/kksfREMkHf
— ThankGod Ukachukwu (@kcnaija) December 28, 2018
Shehu Shagari, first civilian executive president of Nigeria is dead.
He was a decent man.
History will be kind to Shagari and Ekwueme – because the men that replaced them were evil and destructive.
— Onye Nkuzi (@cchukudebelu) December 28, 2018
The military coup in 1983 was coordinated by members of the Nigerian military & led to the ouster of President Shehu Shagari,and the installation of Buhari as Head of State.
Shehu Shagari died today at 93 yrs old.
Buhari is running for President in 2019.
Nigeria we hail thee.
— ? DaddyMO ? ?♠️ (@officialdaddymo) December 28, 2018
In some other series of reactions, others lauded the late former President noting that he was a hero, a peaceful and selfless man. See Tweets below
#BreakingNews: Former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari dies at 93yrs.
He was a respectable Statesman, a Patriot of note who is amicably peaceful.
He will not be forgotten. He will be forever remembered.
May his gentle soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/ImJao0jXZ2
— AURA❤️COOL (@TWEETORACLE) December 28, 2018
Former President Shehu Shagari is dead!
The Shagari was a very selfless man, although he died at a ripe age his death is a big blow to Nigeria.
Rest in peace Alhaji.
— #GetNigeriaWorkingAgain (@BemBenson) December 28, 2018
H.E Shehu Shagari GCFR
You will be missed
May you rest in peace pic.twitter.com/rrYYX4NGf6
— Exploring Naija (@exploringnaija) December 28, 2018
Late Shehu Shagari who was born on 1st October ,1979 is survived by his children Muhammad Bala Shagari, Aminu Shehu Shagari and Abdulrahman Shehu Shagari, Naija News learnt.