Buhari pays condolence visit to Shonekan’s family in Lagos

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited the Lagos residence of the late Head of the Interim National Government during the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Ernest Shonekan, to pay condolence to the family.

Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi’s residence of the late Shonekan by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun and Yobe State counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni.

Buhari and his entourage were received by members of the late Shonekan family at the house around 4:40pm.

The President, who was on a one-day visit to Ogun State to commission some projects by the Abiodun administration, stopped in Lagos on his way to Abuja and spent some time to commiserate with the bereaved Shonekan family.

He sympathised with the family over the demise of the former Head of the Interim National Government, who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85.

Shonekan was at the helm of affairs in Nigeria between August 26 and November 17, 1993 after General Babangida “stepped aside” as military president.

The Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message issued on Wednesday, described the late Shonekan as a renowned technocrat, seasoned administrator and passionate leader who served his country meritoriously as a public servant during his short tenure as Number One Citizen in Nigeria.

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