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    Bro Sulhazan
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    First executive president of Nigeria who was the first executive president of nigeria?

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    Hajia
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    The first executive president of Nigeria was Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari who served in office from g1 October 1979 to 31 December 1983. He was the first democratically elected president of Nigeria.

    Although it was ousted in a military coupe on alleged corruption, the shagari led federal government is one of the top administrations to have carried out heavy infrastructural development in the country.

    He was considered as one of the most experienced politicians in the country with prior service in seven ministerial positions.

    He was:

    1. Federal Minister of Commerce and Industries from 1958 to 1959
    2. Federal Minister of Economic Development from 1959 to 1960
    3. Federal Minister of Pensions from 1960 to 1962
    4. Federal Minister of Internal Affairs from 1962 to 1965
    5. Federal Minister of Works from 1965 to 1966
    6. Federal Commissioner for Economic Development, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction from 1970 to 1971
    7. The Federal Commissioner for Finance 1971 to 1975

    He was also a member representing sokoto west in the federal house of representatives, a position he won in 1954.

    Aliyu Shehu Shagari was born on 25 February 1925 in Shagari, Northern Region, British Nigeria in present day Shagari, Sokoto state.He died at the age of 93 on 28 December 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria

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    General Sulhazan
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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.

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