Sunday, 30 December 2018

Unfazed by backlashes that he truncated his government, Buhari eulogises Shagari again



President Muhammadu Buhari has again paid tribute to late former president, Shehu Shagari, who passed away in Abuja, on Friday evening.

The president, has been under criticisms from some members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for ousting Shagari out of power in 1983, and yet finds it OK, to eulogize him at his demise.

Buhari, who is unfazed by the backlash hauled at him, since reports of the passing of Nigeria’s first executive president, has ordered that flags should fly at half-mast in military and para-military formations, as well as public buildings for three days, starting from Sunday, December 30, 2018.

President Buhari also declared in a statement personally signed by him that: “The late President represented almost the last link with the government of our Founding Fathers under Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was also the first elected President of Nigeria.”

“The late Alhaji Shagari was a man of many parts: teacher, local authority administrator, politician, minister, and finally President. He served his country with dedication and moderation.”

“Over the years, through interactions at the Council of State, he and I came to understand and appreciate each other, whatever the differences we may have had in the past.”

“On behalf of the Federal Government, myself and family, I send my condolences to the people of Nigeria, particularly to the late President’s family and the Government and people of Sokoto State. May his soul rest in peace.”

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