According to his grandson, Nuradeen Mahe, the body of the late President will be flown to Sokoto in preparation for his burial this morning.
He passed away at exactly 6:40pm at the National Hospital in Abuja where he was flown to from his base in Sokoto after his health deteriorated.
Shagari who ruled Nigeria from 1979 to 1983 won his re-election before he was dethroned by a military coup that brought Buhari to power.
He was born on the 25th of February 1925 in Sokoto.
May his soul rest in peace.