Sha­gari as an iconic el­der states­man

Sunday Trust - - VIEWPOINT - Ab­dul­wa­rees Solanke is the direc­tor, Media and Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, MPAC, Nige­ria.

As the na­tion mourns the demise of for­mer Pres­i­dent Shehu Aliyu Us­man Sha­gari (GCFR), Nige­ria’s front­line Is­lamic faith-based or­gan­i­sa­tion, the Mus­lim Pub­lic Af­fairs Cen­tre (MPAC), has urged all Nige­ri­ans to re­mem­ber him for his ser­vice to the na­tion.

The ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of MPAC, Kamor Disu, in his con­do­lence mes­sage to the na­tion on the death of the for­mer pres­i­dent, ac­knowl­edged that his up­right­ness shone through his work and many lega­cies.

Since Sha­gari’s sec­ond ten­ure was ter­mi­nated through a mil­i­tary coup, he re­tired from ac­tive pol­i­tics and only played ad­vi­sory roles.

Ac­cord­ing to the head of the MPAC, “The late Al­haji Sha­gari should be re­mem­bered for the great ser­vice he ren­dered to the na­tion at a time democ­racy in Nige­ria was truly in its in­fancy. The for­mer pres­i­dent was an iconic el­der states­man whose up­right­ness shone through his works and many lega­cies.

“We mourn the loss with com­plete sub­mis­sion to Al­lah and joy that he lived a ful­filled life in the ser­vice of the na­tion. May Al­lah grant him for­give­ness, light up his grave and ad­mit him to Al-Jan­nah Fir­dous.’’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.