By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
THE Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Monday paid a condolence visit to family of late Shehu Shagari whom he said led the country deligently with sense of patriotism as a true leader.
Buratai who was along with Principal Officers at the residence o the former President where he was received by the deceased eldest son, Muhammad Bala Shagari said the second republic President made tremendous contributions in building structures as well transforming the military.
” We saw the great transformation he brought in the Nigerian Army. The standard of training and equipments were encouraging.
” He did greatly to ensure stability against external aggression and in defence of the country’s territorial boundry”, he pointed out.
Responding, Bala Shagari acknowledged and appreciated the presence of the COAS and his Principal Officers for the visit.
He told Buratai that what gladdens the family about their late father were the beautiful remarks and comments from Nigerians across all class and works of life about him.
He noted among such comments” Shagari lived a fulfilled and good life. He was a man whose experience advanced the course of the country in good light.”
Bala who is also the District Head of Shagari town said the comments were quite encouraging and consoling.
Meanwhile, Buratai who seized the opportunity to tour some military facilities at the 8 Div Nigeria Army Sokoto also directed the army to ensure they wipe out banditry activities bedeviling the Northwest axis.