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Buhari pays condolence visit to late Shonekan’s family in Lagos


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, night, after commissioning a variety of initiatives in Ogun State, took day trip to personally pay a condolence go to to the household of former Head of the Interim Nationwide Authorities (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, at their Ikoyi, Lagos State, residence.

The President and his crew had been acquired by the widow of the deceased, Mrs. Margaret Shonekan, together with different members of the family.

Whereas consoling the widow, Buhari stated he was saddened to listen to information of the passage of the previous Head of the ING.

He went on to pen down some messages within the condolence register: “I acquired with profound unhappiness the information of the loss of life of a fantastic statesman and former Head of the Interim Nationwide Authorities, Chief Ernest Shonekan.

“His love and dedication to the peace and unity of the nation are issues to emulate.

“Could his soul Relaxation In Peace.”

Different high authorities officers who accompanied Buhari on the go to included: Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, who can be Chairman, Caretaker and Conference Planning Committee, All Progressives Congress.

Governor Abiodun instructed the household that President Buhari was decided to go to, regardless of a day that had began at about 7 am.

“He was in Ogun State, the place he commissioned 5 legacy initiatives. However as a result of regard and respect he had for Chief Shonekan, he’s right here now. Could Papa’s soul relaxation in peace,” the Ogun Governor stated.

Governor Sanwo-Olu stated although he hailed from Ogun State, Lagos was Chief Shonekan’s resident State for over 60 years. “He was a extremely revered man, true nationalist, father, grandfather and nice grandfather to so many.

“We are going to miss him, however be comforted that he lived a great life. God will stand by the household. All can be properly with you, and with Nigeria.”

The three accompanying Governors additionally signed the condolence register.

Shonekan died on Tuesday, in Lagos on the age of 85.

He was Head of the Interim Nationwide Authorities between August 26 and November 17, 1993 after Basic Ibrahim Babangida stepped down from workplace. Shonekan’s administration was nonetheless short-lived as Basic Sani Abacha ousted him in a cold coup.


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