Former Nigerian leader Ernest Shonekan dies at 85.

Written by on January 11, 2022

Former Nigerian Leader, Chief Ernest Shonekan, who headed the Interim National Government that succeeded the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, has died.

According to reports, he died on Tuesday, January 11, at a hospital in Lagos.

The news of his death was confirmed to newsmen by the Ogun State government.

Shonekan was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26, 1993, and November 17, 1993.

He was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.

Shonekan was a British-trained lawyer, industrialist, and former Chief Executive of the United African Company of Nigeria Plc (UAC) before he was appointed as Interim President of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida in 1993.

Amen J Kantiyok


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