Ortom says Shagari was a pillar of Nigeria’s democracy

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Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today joined millions of other Nigerians in mourning the death of former President of the country, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

Governor Ortom in a statement signed by his CPS, Mr. Terver Akase, described the late former President as a true patriot who worked hard for the unity of the country.

He stated that Alhaji Shehu Shagari played a key role in the development of the country as its first Executive President and remained a pillar of democracy till his death.

The Governor consoled members of the former President’s family in particular and the people of Sokoto State in general.

He prayed God to grant the departed Nigerian leader eternal rest.