By Asma’u AhmadThe Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has described the late former President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari as a compassionate leader and a strong pillar in developing the country’s health sector.
National President of the NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile, said that Shagari’s tenure as president had impacted positively, especially in the health sector, where he instituted welfare-driven policies.
He said that NMA and the entire body of the Medical and Dental Practitioners nationwide expressed condolences to the family of the
“We commiserate with President Muhammadu Buhari, the family of former President Shehu Shagari, the good people of Sokoto State and the
generality of Nigerians on the demise of the revered leader,” Faduyile said.
Shagari, aged 93, died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on December 28, 2018 after a brief illness.