President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a condolence visit to the family of a former President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari who died on Friday, December 28.

His visit came a day after the former President whom he overthrew as a military General was buried. 

Former President Shagari was buried in his hometown in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State at about 3.30 p.m. local time.

On arrival in Sokoto on Sunday, President Buhari signed the condolence register. 

President Muhammadu Buhari visits Shehu Shagari's

He also held talks with members of the family of the late former President. 

President Buhari also prayed that God will grant his soul a peaceful rest and comfort the family.

Images of the visit were shared on the Twitter page of President Buhari. 

"Today I paid a condolence visit to the family of former President Shehu Shagari, in Sokoto. May his soul rest in peace, and may Almighty Allah comfort the family," the statement accompanying the images read.

He had on Saturday directed that all flags in Nigeria should fly at half-mast for three days in honour of the Second Republic President who died at the age of 93.

President Muhammadu Buhari visits Shehu Shagari's

President Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, paid tribute once again to late President Shehu Shagari and directing that flags should fly at half-mast in military and para-military formations for three days.

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Flags at public buildings are also to fly at half-mast for the number of days starting from Sunday, December 30, 2018.

In the statement President Buhari declared: "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.

President Muhammadu Buhari visits Shehu Shagari's

"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" he said, describing the man whose administration was toppled in 1983, with the military putting allegations of corruption forward as the reason for his overthrow.

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