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Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Buhari expresses shock over ex-Senator’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed saddened over the tragic accident which led to the death of Senator John Shagaya.

Late Senator John Shagaya.

Shagaya, a former Senator representing Plateau south He reportedly died on Sunday following a motor accident that occurred while he was on his way to Langtang, Plateau state.

President Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, offered condolences to the Shagaya family, friends, the Government and people of Plateau State on the painful passing of their illustrious son.

“The President pays tribute to the great Nigerian whose legacies will live on in the patriotic work he did as a military officer, who rose to the position of a General, and a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic that ably represented the Plateau Southern zone.

“The President affirms that at each step of his distinguished career in national service and politics, General Shagaya brought his deep convictions and discipline to national, regional and community assignments and was ready to always offer his best to the development and stability of the country,” the statement read in part.

Shagaya before his tragic death was recently appointed as the chairman National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) by President Buhari.

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