Former Nigerian President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is alive and well, The Street Reporters can authoritatively report.
Debunking rumour of the elder statesman’s death, the personal assistant to the Second Republic president and head of the Shehu Shagari Foundation, Dr Atiku Nuhu Koko, who confirmed the report to the media, rebuffed the news of Shagari’s death already circulating on the internet community.
Koko said “Shagari is alive and well.”
The ex-President, recently played host to former Nigerian leaders in Sokoto, the capital of Sokoto State, as he marked his 90th birthday.
Among those who were President Goodluck Jonathan, former military Head of States, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Yakubu Gowon as well as former military and civilian ruler, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Also present was the Head of the interim national government in 1993, Earnest Shonekan.
It was a happy gathering of the Council of State, with the exception of former military Head of State and current presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari.