The Oasis Reporters
December 29, 2018
By Moses Gbande
Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon Simon Lalong, has commiserated with the family of the Second Republic President of Nigeria, the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal over the death of Shagari who passed away on December 28.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, said the late First Executive President of Nigeria was a man of rare exemplary character, who epitomized patriotism, integrity, humility and maturity, whose wise counsel will be missed by the nation.
“I received the news of the death of former President Shehu Shagari with deep shock and sadness. The late First Executive President of Nigeria was a man of rare exemplary character who epitomized patriotism, integrity, humility and maturity.
“Shagari’s death has indeed robbed Nigeria of a great nationalist and uncommon elder statesman, whose wise counsel will be missed by the nation, especially in this critical epoch of her nation-building efforts,” Lalong said.
The Governor who also condoled his Sokoto State counterpart, Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal, admonished the government and people of the state, as well as the entire Shagari family and community to take solace in the fact that all mortals must taste death at God’s appointed time.
“On behalf of myself and family, the government and good people of Plateau State, I pray that Almighty God will grant eternal rest to the soul of the deceased and also grant the family of the late nonagenarian and all those who mourn him the fortitude to bear the loss,” Lalong added.