Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday stated a former Head of the Interim Nationwide Authorities, Ernest Shonekan, died “at a time Nigeria was in dire want of his management, wealth of expertise and knowledge to deal with the multifaceted challenges dealing with the nation.”
Shonekan, former Head of the Interim Nationwide Authorities, was introduced lifeless on Tuesday on the age of 85.
In a condolence letter to Mrs Margaret Shonekan, copy of which was made obtainable to newsmen in Abeokuta by his Particular Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo stated the late Enterprise mogul was “a job mannequin and an epitome of the nice within the nation’s enterprise firmament of blended blessings.”
On the political scene, Obasanjo famous that, “Chief Shonekan, because the Interim Nationwide Authorities in Nigeria in 1993, although short-lived for the interval of three months by means of the palace coup orchestrated by Basic Sani Abacha, rendered excellent service to our nation, and we are going to always remember that.
“It’s also worthy of notice that as Particular Envoy on the Implementation of the Abuja Settlement on Zimbabwe in 2001 below my administration because the President of Nigeria; and Chairman, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Fee below Yar’Adua’s administration in 2008, he was forthright, devoted and confirmed nice patriotism within the discharge of his duties.
“He was a unifying pressure for the nation and his contribution to the expansion and improvement of democracy in Nigeria can’t be forgotten in a rush. In all conditions, he lived nobly and he died in the Aristocracy. He was an achiever. Certainly, Chief Shonekan died at a time the nation is in dire want of his management, wealth of expertise and knowledge to deal with the multifaceted challenges dealing with the nation.”