Hadiza, the wife of former President Shehu Shagari, is dead.
Muhammad Bala Shagari, in a statement on behalf of the family, said Hadiza died after battling with COVID-19 complications.
A funeral prayer is expected to hold for Hadiza, aged 80, Thursday evening at the National Mosque in Abuja.
“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),” the statement reads.
“We lost her in the early hours of today, 12th August 2021, at about 3.00am, after battling COVID-19 at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre 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.”