Nigeria honours Shonekan, flies flags at half mast

Buhari, IBB, Jonathan, Daniel, others mourn Shonekan

Nationwide flags have been flown at half-mast in public buildings and amenities in honour of the late Chief Ernest Shonekan.

Mr Shonekan who was on the nation’s helm of affairs between August 26 and November 17, 1993, died at 85.

Following his dying, President Muhammadu Buhari directed public buildings and amenities to fly the  Nigerian flag at half mast in Mr Shonekan’s honour from Wednesday to Friday.

The Federal Secretariat, Ministry of International Affairs, Ministry of Finance amongst others in Abuja, lowered the flag at half mast in accordance with Mr Buhari’s directive.

Banks additionally had their their flags flown at half mast to look at Mr Buhari regime’s directive to honour the previous head of state.