On Thursday, January 13, Nigeria’s President Buhari paid a condolence visit to the family of the Head of the Interim National Government during the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Ernest Shonekan who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85.
President Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi residence of the late Shonekan by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun and Yobe State counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni.
President Buhari and his entourage, who arrived at Shonekan‘s house around 4:40pm were received by members of the late Shonekan family.
President Buhari, who was on a one-day presidential visit to Ogun State to commission some projects by Governor Dapo Abiodun administration, stopped in Lagos on his way to Abuja and spent some time to commiserate with the late Shonekan’s family. He sympathized with the family over the demise of the former Head of the Interim National Government.
Shonekan was in office between August 26 and November 17, 1993 after General Babangida stepped aside as military president.
Prior to his political career, Shonekan was the chairman and chief executive of the United African Company of Nigeria (successor of The Niger Company), a vast Nigerian conglomerate, which at the time was the largest African-controlled company in Sub-Saharan Africa
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