- The private residence of Chief Ernest Shonekan in Abeokuta in the state of Ogun is quiet after the announcement of his demise
- Shonekan, the former head of the Interim National Government (ING) died on Tuesday January 11th at the age of 85 in Nigeria
Abeokuta – hours after Chief’s death Ernest Shonekan announced that his country house in Abeokuta has remained calm and peaceful.
The Nation reports that the residence is opposite the regional headquarters of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) in Okelewo , Abeokuta, Ogun State, has retained its pervasive calm and deserted ambience.
The Governor of Ogun State is in mourning
The current Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun , on Tuesday described Shonekan’s death as a colossal loss for Nigeria in general and in Ogun state Specifically, The Punch added.
In a statement from Chief Press Secretary Kunle Somorin, the governor said the UK-trained lawyer had died a time when Nigeria had his experience as a Technocrat needed most.
According to Abiodun, the Egba-born industrialist’s commitment to a peaceful solution and his patriotic zeal will live on him.
He went on to say that Shonekan was a true Nigerian who had spent most of his life for the good of the country.
The statement read:
“Chief Shonekan was a first class administrator, boardroom guru and astute leader whose traces in business and politics cannot be erased.”
National loss as former Nigerian president dies
Shonekan headed the then government between August 26 and November 17, 1993, when he was ousted by a coup by the late General Sani Abacha.
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Shonekan was a UK-trained Nigerian lawyer, businessman, industrialist, politician and traditional chief.
On May 9, 1936, the late President graduated from the CMS Grammar School and Igbobi College.