The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, has expressed shock and sadness at the death of former Minister of Internal Affairs (now Interior), Brig. Gen. (rtd) John Shagaya, who died in a ghastly motor accident in Plateau State on Sunday, 11th February, 2018.
Gen. Dambazau described the late Gen. Shagaya as a statesman and a national icon, who contributed immensely to nation-building both as a military professional and a politician.
The Minister recalls with nostalgia the achievements of Gen. Shagaya in the then Ministry of Internal Affairs (now Interior) during his time as the Minister from 1985 to 1989.
According to the Minister, Gen. Shagaya, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a retired Gentleman Officer of the Nigerian Army, would be greatly and sorely missed for his immeasurable contributions to the growth and development of the country.
He condoles with the family of the late Gen. John Shagaya, the government and people of Plateau State, and the entire nation, and prays God to give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.