President Muhammadu Buhari is profoundly saddened to learn of the tragic accident that took the life of Senator John Shagaya, a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, media and publicity to the president said.
“President Buhari offers his heartfelt condolences to the Shagaya family, friends, the Government and people of Plateau State on the painful passing of their illustrious son.
“The President pays tribute to the great Nigerian whose legacies will live on in the patriotic work he did as a military officer, who rose to the position of a General, and a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic that ably represented the Plateau Southern zone.
“The President affirms that at each step of his distinguished career in national service and politics, General Shagaya brought his deep convictions and discipline to national, regional and community assignments and was ready to always offer his best to the development and stability of the country.”
President Buhari prayed that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul eternal rest.
Similarly, ex-military president Ibrahim Babangida has expressed condolences over Gen Shagaya, Pa Buratai, Baba-Ahmed.
In a statement he personally signed, IBB said “Ireceived with great shock the sudden demise of one of the brilliant retired military officers, General John Shagaya this Sunday from a ghastly motor accident.
“Late General Shagaya until his death had been an ardent supporter of the unity of Nigeria as a nation and a peace builder irrespective of ethnicism, tribalism and religious bigotry.
“Equally, my condolences go to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on the demise of his father a veteran of the Nigerian Army at the age of 103.
Similarly, I condole members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm over the demise of veteran broadcaster Late Mahmoon Baba Ahmed who died at the age of 74.
“My heartfelt condolences go to all their families, friends and well-wishers. May Almighty God comfort their families for the irreparable losses.