Ernest Shonekan, Ex-Nigerian Interim leader is Dead

Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed the interim national government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida is dead.

He died at a hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state.

He was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.

Born on 9 May 1936 in Lagos, Shonekan, an Abeokuta-born civil servant, was one of six children born into the family. He attended the CMS Grammar School and Igbobi college. 

He received a law degree from the University of London and was called to the bar. He later attended Harvard Business School.

He died at the age of 85years.

RIP.

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