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The first executive president of Nigeria was Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari

He was born on 25th February 1925 in Shagari Sokoto State to the family of Magajin Shagari.
He became the first executive president of Nigeria marking the beginning of the second republic and the 6th head of state since independence.
The vice president was Alex Ekwueme.
He belonged to the National Party of Nigeria.
Prior to becoming the head of state,  he was an experienced politician who had served in a few ministerial positions in previous government.
In terms of infrastructural developments and other national projects, Shagari’s government has carried out the most projects to be carried out by a single head of state.
His government was bent towards the industrialization of Nigeria.
Despite this,  it was widely believed to be ravaged with corruption, an issue that buhari used to stage a coupe against the Shagari led administration in 1983.
It was a palace coupe which led to the ascension of General Buhari.
Shehu Shagari died in 28 December 2018 at the age of 93.