The wife of the late President Shehu Shagari, Hadiza Shagari is dead.
It was gathered that Hadiza died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja at 80 years.
She is expected to be buried today according to Islamic rites.
The Sarkin Marafan Shagari, Muhammad Bala Shagari (retd Capt.) in a statement released on behalf of the family announced Hadiza’s demise on Thursday.
He wrote, “We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of H.E late President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR (Turakin Sokoto).
“We lost her in the early hours of today, 12th August 2021, at about 3:00 am, after battling Covid-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Center in Abuja.
“Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari was 80 years old. Her Jana’iza (Funeral Prayer) will take place today, at 4:00pm, immediately after Asr prayer, at the National Mosque, Abuja.”