A former senator,and Chairman National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) John Shagaya, has died in a ghastly motor accident in Plateau State, on Sunday.
The former Senator was said to have been returning from his country home in Langtang on his way to Jos Capital city of Plateau when the accident occurred.
His death was confirmed by Dan Dandur, a former chairman, Langtang North Local Government in Plateau.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has offered his heartfelt condolences to the Shagaya family, friends, the Government and people of Plateau State on the painful passing of their illustrious son.
The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina paid tribute to the great Senator John Shagaya whose legacies the President said will live on in the patriotic work he did as a military officer, who rose to the position of a General, and a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic that ably represented the Plateau Southern zone.
President Buhari affirmed that at each step of his distinguished career in national service and politics, General Shagaya brought his deep convictions and discipline to national, regional and community assignments and was ready to always offer his best to the development and stability of the country.
The President prayed that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul eternal rest.
General Shagaya was recently appointed the Chairman National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) by President Muhammadu Buhari.