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Alh. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato, was born(1925).

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1925 Alh. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato, was born. He served as the President of Second Republic (1979–1983).

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato (born February 25, 1925 served as the President of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government.

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Shagari is a northerner of Fulani extraction and holds the aristocratic title of Turakin Sakkwato in the Sokoto Caliphate. He worked as a teacher for a brief period before entering politics in 1954 upon his election to the federal House of Representatives.

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