Burnt house of the former president
By. A.I, Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, has directed the comprehensive renovation of the first residence of the former President Shehu Shagari, which was recently ravaged by fire.
The Governor issued the directive after personally assessing the extent of the damage caused by the inferno, describing it as catastrophic and unfortunate. He emphasized the historic significance of the burnt house, not only for Sokoto State but for the entire country.
“This house holds great historical importance as the initial residence of Nigeria’s first democratically-elected President, Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari. It’s a historical monument for the upcoming generation, and we are committed to its renovation,” Aliyu stated.
Governor Aliyu expressed condolences to the late President’s family over the inferno and prayed to Almighty Allah to avert any future disasters. He expressed gratitude that there was no loss of life in the fire and urged the family to view it as an act of God.
Recall that the former President’s residence was engulfed in flames on the 18th of this month, resulting in the loss of numerous properties.
During the visit, the Governor toured the affected section of the burnt house, accompanied by family members of the former President.
The delegation included Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, the APC leader in the State, Speaker of Sokoto State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Tukur Bala Bodinga, Deputy Speaker Kabiru Kware, State APC Chairman Isa Saddiq Achida, Secretary to the State Government Muhammad Bello Sifawa, members of the State Executive Council, Special Advisers, Special Assistants, and others.