- The death of former Nigerian leader Ernest Shonekan was announced on Tuesday January 11th
- According to confirmed reports, Shonekan died in a hospital is in Lekki, Lagos state after a long illness
- The family of the late Nigerian leader published a statement on the circumstances surrounding Shonekan’s death
The family of the late boss Ernest Shonekan released a statement on Tuesday January 11th about the death of the former Nigerian leader.
Premium Times reports that Adeboye Shonekan revealed in a statement on behalf of the family that the 85-year-old died a” natural death “.
Shonekan, who runs the interim government headed, which succeeded the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida, who in the Evercare hospital in Lekki after län Gerer illness died.
It has been reported that the Forme Nigerian leader had been in hospital for over two months before his death, added Daily Trust.
The statement reads:
“In the glory of the Almighty, the Shonekan family gives the death of our Patriarch, the loving husband of Margaret, the dutiful father for us all and the former Heads of State, Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladehinde Shonekan, of the Baba Sale of Egbaland. He died of natural causes this morning at the age of 85. The family will provide further details in due course. ”
He was Korede by his wife Margaret and four children. survived Shonekan, Adeboye Shonekan, Kemi Shonekan and Yele Shonekan.
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