Jimi Agbaje, PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, has described former President Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the National Hospital, in Abuja, as an embodiment of quiet but dignified leadership.
He added that “Ex-President Shagari provided Nigeria with selfless leadership at a turning point in her history, which was immediately after years of military rule with so much dignity.
“Shagari rarely complained; he was also not given to frivolity and he certainly was not prone to passing the buck because he assumed responsibility for any challenge he faced in government and equally tackled them head on,” Agbaje said.
“Outside office too, he maintained a dignified stoicism despite daunting personal circumstances and never courted the limelight after leaving office. He was again a symbol of unobstrusive efficiency and humility. Nigeria has lost a great icon of leadership. Ex-President Shagari will be sorely missed.”
Aged 93, Shagari’s remains would be interred today in his homestead.