Five things Nigeria’s first executive president, Shehu Shagari, will be remembered for

Nduta Waweru December 29, 2018

It was because of him that President Sani Abacha created a welfare account for ex-presidents

When he was ousted, Shagari had no home to retire to either in Lagos or Sokoto. He ended up living in his family’s house in Yabo.  It is believed that because of this, General Sani Abacha established the Department for Former Heads of State in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to cater for the welfare of former presidents and heads of states of the country.


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