Late Ernest Shonekan’s Abeokuta Residence Calm as Nigerian Governor Mourns

Late Ernest Shonekan’s Abeokuta Residence Calm as Nigerian Governor Mourns

  • The private residence of Chief Ernest Shonekan, located in Abeokuta, Ogun state is quiet following the announcement of his demise
  • Shonekan, the former head of Interim National Government (ING) passed away on Tuesday, Janauray 11, at the age of 85
  • Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has described Shonekan's death as a colossal loss to Nigeria

Abeokuta - Hours after the death of Chief Ernest Shonekan was announced his Abeokuta country home has remained calm and peaceful.

The Nation reports that the residence located opposite Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) regional headquarters complex in Okelewo, Abeokuta, Ogun state, retains its pervasive serene and forlorn ambiance.

Late Ernest Shonekan’s Abeokuta residence calm
Sympathisers haven't been sighted at the Abeokuta residence of Chief Ernest Shonekan. Photo credit: Yoruba Blog, Mayokun Ehindero
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Ogun state governor mourns

The current governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday described the death of Shonekan, as a colossal loss to Nigeria in general and Ogun state in particular, The Punch added.

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In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the governor said the British-trained lawyer passed on at a period Nigeria needed his experience most as a technocrat.

According to Abiodun, the Egba born industrialist's commitment to a peaceful resolution and patriotic fervour will live after him.

He went on to note that Shonekan was a true Nigerian who spent most of his life for the betterment of the country.

The statement read:

“Chief Shonekan was a first-class administrator, boardroom guru and astute leader whose imprint in the business and political firmaments can not be erased."

National loss as former Nigerian president Dies

According to an earlier report by, Shonekan, the leader of the defunct Interim National Government set up to succeed General Ibrahim Babangida's regime died in Lagos at the age of 85 on Tuesday, January 11.

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Shonekan headed the then government between August 26 and November 17, 1993, when he was removed from office in a coup orchestrated by late General Sani Abacha.

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Born on May 9, 1936, the late president had his secondary education at CMS Grammar School and Igbobi College.


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