Abiodun mourns Shonekan, says death a colossal loss

January 11, 2022
Shonekan

January 11, (THEWILL) – Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has mourned the passing away of the former head of the defunct Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan.

He died on Tuesday at the age of 85 in Lagos

Shonekan headed the ING between August 26 and November 17 1993.

Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Shomorin described the death of the Egba born British-trained lawyer and industrialist as a colossal loss not only to Nigeria but also the people of the state.

He expressed regret that the former chairman chairman of the UAC Nigeria Plc died at a period Nigeria needed his experience most as a technocrat.

The statement reads “Chief Shonekan was a first-class administrator, boardroom guru and astute leader whose imprint in the business and political firmaments can not be erased. His commitment to peaceful resolution and patriotic fervour will live after him.”

“Chief Shonekan, an Egba traditional chief (Babasale of Egbaland), was a true Nigerian who spent most of his life for the betterment of the country”, it added

The governor noted that Shonekan’s death had created a huge vacuum in Nigeria, and Egbaland, stressing that he would be sorely missed

He, therefore,  prayed for the repose of the deceased soul and God to comfort his immediate family and the Egba Traditional Council.

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