President Muhammadu Buhari paid a visit to the Lagos home of the late Interim National Government Head, Ernest Shonekan, on Thursday to express condolences to the deceased’s family.
Remember that Shonekan was in charge of Nigeria from August 26 to November 17, 1993, after General Ibrahim Babangida stepped down as military president.
Buhari, who was in Ogun State for a one-day presidential visit to commission some projects, was accompanied to the late Shonekan’s residence on Lugard Avenue in Ikoyi by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as well as his Ogun and Yobe counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni, respectively.
Members of the late Shonekan family greeted the President and his entourage as they arrived at Shonekan’s residence at 4:40 p.m.
Buhari stopped in Lagos on his way to Abuja and spent some time commiserating with the late Shonekan’s family before returning to Abuja.
He offered condolences to the dead family on the death of their breadwinner, who died on Tuesday in Lagos at the age of 85.
In a previous sympathy statement, Sanwo-Olu praised the late Shonekan as a famous technocrat, seasoned administrator, and passionate leader who served his nation meritoriously as a public servant throughout his brief stint as Nigeria’s Number One Citizen.
Shonekan’s contribution to the Nigerian economy as a boardroom guru and employer of labor, particularly during his tenure as Chairman and Managing Director of the United Africa Company, was also lauded by the Governor.
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