Video: Lying-in-state of former head of Interim Govt, Ernest Shonekan

February 4, 2022
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The lying in state for the former head of interim national government, Ernest Shonekan was held at his residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

The well-attended event had in attendance top government officials, business leaders and members of the diplomatic corps.

Chief Shonekan died on January 11th, 2022 after a brief illness and has since been buried at Ebony Vaults in Ikoyi, Lagos after a funeral service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ.

Dignitaries including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former President Goodluck Jonathan; the Secretary to the Government of Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Former Head Of State, Yakubu Gowon; the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki graced the service.

Osinbajo, who led the Federal Government delegation, described the late Shonekan as a man of integrity, saying he steadied Nigeria’s ship at a turbulent time.

Watch the lying in state below;

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