Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Falae describes Shagari as outstanding leader

By Emmanuel Oloniruha on 29/12/2018

Views: 338

•SDP National Chairman, Olu Falae
•SDP National Chairman, Olu Falae

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae,  has described late Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Nigeria’s Second Republic President, as an outstanding leader that eschewed all forms of discrimination, ethnic, tribal and religious sentiments.

Falae in statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, on Saturday in Abuja, said that it grieved his heart that Nigeria had lost yet another eminent personality, elder statesman, former President and and one of the most outstanding leaders the country had ever produced.

He said that he received with heavy heart the sad and shocking news of the death of Shagari, whose demise occurred on Friday in Abuja after a short illness.

“On behalf of the SDP family, I wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family of the deceased and the country at large for this monumental loss.

“As an elder statesman, the Late Shagari during his life time led an exemplary lifestyle that eschewed all forms of discrimination, ethnic, tribal and religious sentiment.

“This was reflected in the great role he played in the emancipation of Zimbabwe and the fight against apartheid in South Africa decades ago.”

Falae also said that the deceased was a great patriot who fought hard not just for peace and unity of this country but was instrumental to social economic development of this country.

“As the First Executive President of Nigeria, the late Shagari distinguished himself with  act of selflessness during his services to the nation.

“Right from the National Assembly where he first served as a representative for his home in Sokoto province and in his capacity as Minister in various offices before becoming president in the 1979 elections, he proved himself as a worthy leader until his government was overthrown in 1983 after he won a second term in a coup led by Muhammadu Buhari in eve of the new year.”

Falae said that Late Shagari would be remembered for his patriotism, sacrifices and contributions to national development.

“His integrity, diligence to duty and exemplary leadership style would continue to be a reference point whenever the history of Nigeria is being relived.

“He will be missed greatly. We pray the Almighty God to grant his soul rest in the great beyond and his family as well as the entire country the fortitude to bear the loss.” (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 29/12/2018 7:19:49 PM





You may also like...
President and Ag. President’s wives, minister visit freed...

Kaduna joins campaign to end violence against children...

Delta spends N400m on pension monthly •Says no...

Chile minister resigns four days after appointment

Kano billionaire Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu dies in London...

FG to boost transport sector with locally-made keke...

Court warns fake prophets, alfas

120 youths renounce cultism in Ikorodu

Buhari meets Dangote, Sanusi and Schwarzman of Blackstone...

Floods ravage over 300 houses in Kaduna, displace...

Presidential aspirant begs Nigerians to purchase nomination form...

Missing General: Wanted Village Head reports to police...


Latest News BBNaija housemates caught having sex FAAN reveals identity of man who climbed aircraft at Lagos airport Hunter shot by dog loses leg Several feared dead, many trapped in Delta building collapse Policemen throw out family from plane Election results were collated in the coven, witness tells Tribunal Ortom blows hot, condemns Miyetti Allah’s latest order Pilot grounded for sending hijack alert by mistake Two soldiers, civilian killed ahead of polls 48m Nigerians at risk of river blindness – Expert 91 test positive to HIV/AIDS in Ogun Wolves beat Manchester City to win Asia trophy


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (510,372 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (431,677 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (373,670 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,859 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (282,615 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (247,305 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (239,441 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (224,135 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (221,343 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,901 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (188,474 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (187,091 views)


NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (97) Business & Economy (4,358) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,075) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (636) Features (779) Global Business Monitor (396) ICT Monitor (54) International (3,729) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (164) Maggie's Blog (342) News (48,862) Opinion (1,292) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,172) Religion (1,051) Sports (2,105) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera