Buhari, Jonathan React To Shonekan’s Death « CmaTrends


President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan are mourning the lack of former head of Nigeria’s interim nationwide authorities, Ernest Shonekan.


Buhari, in a press release on Tuesday issued by his spokesman Femi Adesina, prolonged condolences to Shonekan’s spouse, Margaret, family members, in addition to the federal government and other people of Ogun State.

The president affirmed that, with brave knowledge, Shonekan left his flourishing enterprise profession to turn out to be the top of presidency, at a fragile time when the nation wanted somebody of his calm mien and pedigree to save lots of the ship of state from sinking.

Buhari famous that Shonekan demonstrated to all that the love for nation and dedication to her improvement, peace and unity transcend the trimmings of workplace and the transient nature of political energy.

The president added that he believed that Nigeria owes an awesome debt to Shonekan who even on the twilight of his life by no means stopped believing and dealing for a affluent and democratic nation.

On the opposite hand, Jonathan described Shonekan as “an elder statesman, well-loved for his sincerity and sense of purpose.”

He mentioned: “As a leader, Chief Shonekan was well respected because of the enormous goodwill he brought into governance. He was a compassionate and determined administrator, a peacemaker and bridge-builder who stepped in to lead the nation at a very difficult time in the history of its political evolution.

“Before he assumed office as the head of the Interim National Government in 1993, Chief Shonekan had become a boardroom guru, having established himself as a foremost industrialist and one of the leaders of the business world.

“He left enduring legacies, part of which was his considerable effort towards mainstreaming the private sector in the development drive of the nation, especially with the institutionalisation of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), which he founded.”

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