The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, is set to lead a delegation on Monday to Sokoto to condole with Shagari’s family as well as the government and people of the state.
Saraki, in his message, had said Shagari represented many good pages in the history book of the country.
In a statement in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Saturday, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki noted that his demise was a national loss.
“At the most critical times in the life of the nation, Shagari was there as part of the group directing the affairs. He was part of the people who won independence from the colonialists and proved that Nigerians could direct the affairs of their country.,’ Saraki said.