The Nigerian Flag To Fly At Half-Mast—Buhari

By Ikenga Chronicles December 29, 2018

The Nigerian Flag To Fly At Half-Mast—Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, directed  that Nigerian flags at government buildings fly at half-mast for three days, starting from Sunday, following the death of the first Executive President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari.

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Buhari said, “The late President represented almost the last link with the government of our Founding Fathers under Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was also the first elected President of Nigeria.

“The late Alhaji Shagari was a man of many parts: teacher, local authority administrator, politician, minister, and finally President. He served his country with dedication and moderation.

“Over the years, through interaction at the Council of State, he and I came to understand and appreciate each other, whatever the differences we may have had in the past.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, myself and family, I send my condolences to the people of Nigeria, particularly to the late President’s family and the Government and people of Sokoto State. May his soul rest in peace.”