The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of former Interim Head of National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan who passed away at the age of 85.
The Governor in a statement said, “I am saddened by the passing of Nigeria’s former Interim Head of National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, at the age of 85.
“Shonekan was an unassuming leader and a cerebral lawyer, who helped to steady our nation during the turbulent years of Nigeria’s Third Republic.
“Committed to the good of our dear country, he played his part, making sacrifices to set Nigeria on the path of progress even with the dark clouds that hovered over our affairs in the 1990s.
“As the founder of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, his commitment to private and free enterprise remains indelible in the annals of our history.
“It is heartbreaking that Chief Shonekan will not be available to offer his priceless advice and guidance as we approach another election season.”
TOS News reported on Tuesday that Chief Ernest Shonekan, former Nigeria’s interim President who headed the National Government after the coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida, died in Lagos state at a medical facility in Lekki area of the State where he was being attended to.