Nigeria’s Ex Interim Leader Shonekan Dies

Nigeria’s Ex Interim Leader Shonekan Dies

Former Nigerian interim leader, Ernest Shonekan has died at the age of 85.

Chief Ernest Shonekan, was the former head of the Interim National Government that succeeded the military junta of General Ibrahim Babangida.

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

Report says Shonekan died at a Lagos hospital.

Chief Ernest Shonekan was a British trained Lawyer, Industrialist and former Chief Executive of the United African Company of Nigeria PLC before he was appointed as interim President of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida in 1993.

He was born in Lagos on May 9, 1936 and was educated at CMS grammar School  and igbodi College.

He bagged  his law degree from the University of London and was called to bar.

The late Ernest Shonekan later attended Harvard Business Shcool.

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Nigeria’s Ex Interim Leader Shonekan Dies

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