Obasanjo Sad Over Shagaya’s Death
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his grief over the death of a one-time military administrator and former Senator of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Senator John Nanzip Shagaya.
Obasanjo’s in a condolence letter sent to the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong by Obasanjo, described Shagaya’s death as tragic.
Obasanjo noted that Shagaya was a man who served his country meritoriously and tremendously. He, however, prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The letter read in part, “I was shocked to receive the sad news of the tragic death of Senator John Nanzip Shagaya.
“He served his country meritoriously as a soldier, a military administrator, and a lawmaker before he died after a tragic road accident. He will be sorely missed by his family, his community and his colleagues in the Senate and surely by his State and his friends and former colleagues in the military.
“May his soul rest in perfect peace and may God console his family, friends, and peers.”
Late Senator John Shagaya, was reportedly dead on Sunday afternoon after he was involved in a ghastly motor accident.
Shagaya was said to have been traveling along Langtang-Pankshin Road on his way to Jos when his vehicle crashed into a tree around.