Shehu Shagari’s tenure as President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983 had many important positive aspects, including:
Democratization: Overseeing Nigeria’s peaceful transition to civilian rule was an important step in the country’s democratic development.
- Stability: After military rule and coups he brought relative political and economic stability.
- Economic Growth: Evidence of economic growth through increased investment in infrastructure and development projects.
- Agricultural Initiatives: The Green Revolution was launched to develop agriculture, increase food production and diversify the economy.
- Rural Development: The aim is to improve living conditions in rural areas and support small farmers.
- Education: Continue to invest in education to expand access to quality education.
- Positive Diplomatic Relations: Maintained good international relations and represented Nigeria in diplomatic endeavours.
Ethnic Reconciliation: Promote unity and harmony between different ethnic and regional groups.
President Shagari contributed to Nigeria’s stability, economic development and democratic progress at a critical time in Nigeria’s history.
These aspects reflect his desire to improve the welfare of Nigerians during his administration.