He explained that the late president’s absence at functions was due to his ill-health, saying that was why he stayed in Sokoto and Shagari town before he died.
Earlier, President Buhari condoled with the wives and children of late Shagari at the deceased residence on Sama road in Sokoto.
During the visit, Prof. Shehu Galadanci led the prayers for late Shagari.
He also prayed to God to change the mindset of those spreading hate and disunity among citizens as well as those individuals or organisations working against the laudable and pro-human policies and programmes of the Buhari administration.
Buhari was accompanied by Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko and Sokoto State Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, among others.
The visit was cheered by crowds chanting: “Nigeria Said Maigaskiya,” meaning Nigeria is for a truthful person.
The Federal Government’s delegation, led by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustspha, had earlier attended the late president’s funeral on Saturday in Shagari town.
The deceased, who held the traditional title of Turakin Sokoto, was born on February 25, 1925 in Shagari, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
After his early education, he worked as a teacher briefly before he became politician in 1951.
In 1954, he was elected to the Federal House of Representatives.
He served seven times as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958 to 1975 before he was elected president in 1979.