Former Minister and Senator, General John Shagaya, Sunday, met his death after an auto crash and this has thrown President Muhammadu Buhari into mourning.
President Buhari, according to a special statement from the office of his spokesman, Femi Adesina, has offered his heartfelt condolences to the Shagaya family, friends, the Government and people of Plateau State on the painful passing of their illustrious son.
Said Adesina “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”.
The 75-year-old retired army general was on his way to Jos from his village in Langtang, when the accident occurred at Amper in Kanke Local Government of the State.
He was said to be traveling along with his driver and orderly when the accident occurred, but the two survived with serious injuries and are receiving treatment at the hospital.
His remains have been taken to the Air Force Military Hospital, Jos.
Packaged by Olayinka Agboola with additional reports from thenationonlineng.net