Also mourning the loss, the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki makes a note about his passing.
Shehu Shagari is the only president to rule in the Second Nigerian Republic. The senator mentions this in a tweet.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State also joins in the tributes to the former president who was removed from government after a military coup directed by General Muhammadu Buhari.
One of his grandsons identified as Aliyu wishes for prayer of behalf of the deceased after learning about his death
Deji Adeyanju tweeted:
He was democratically elected twice. He was overthrown by a dictator, @MBuhari 35yrs ago, 31st December 1983.
His 2nd term was truncated by an Enemy of democracy and a Tyrant precisely 93days after oath of office.
He died at 93years old.
RIP H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari.