The decision to bury the late former President Shehu Shagari in his modest private residence in Shagari town, Sokoto State was in accordance to his will.
His eldest son, Bala Shagari, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Sokoto on Sunday, also said there was no last word from the late ex-President because he had stopped talking long time ago due to poor health.
Bala explained why his father was buried at his (ex-President) private residence as against popular expectation that the corpse would be buried at the Hubbare cemetery.
Hubbare cemetery was where the remains of the late Jihadist, Usman Dan Fodio, were buried and had always been the exclusive cemetery for the late Sultans and departed members of the Sultanate Council. The late Shagari was the Turaki Sokoto, a ranked member of the Sultanate Council.