The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has mourned the passing of former interim Head of National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, at the age of 85.
In a statement, Mr. Obaseki said he was saddened by the passing of Nigeria’s former Interim Head of National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan at the age of 85.
He said Chief Ernest Shonekan was an unassuming leader and a cerebral lawyer, who helped to steady the nation during the turbulent years of the Third Republic
The Governor said the deceased was committed to the good of Nigeria’s country, who played his part, making sacrifices to set Nigeria on the path of progress even with the dark clouds that hovered over her affairs in the 1990s.
He says as the founder of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, his commitment to private and free enterprise remains indelible in the annals of our history.
He noted that the late Chief Shonekan will be remembered for his fortitude while he was on the saddle as Interim Head of National Government as well as the genuine effort made to guide Nigeria back to democratic rule.