By; AMOS MATHEW, Kaduna
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the death of the former head of Nigeria’s interim government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, as a painful loss.
Shonekan, who served between August 26 and November 17, 1993, died on Tuesday in Lagos at the age of 85.
Gbajabiamila said Chief Shonekan’s death has created a vacuum among the league of elder statesmen in the country.
He recalled how Shonekan was called to serve his fatherland at a critical time in Nigeria’s history, noting that the late elder statesman did so with patriotism, zeal and commitment.
The Speaker prayed that the Almighty God would find a peaceful resting place for the late head of interim government.
He sent his condolences to the Shonekan family and all Nigerians, especially the people and government of Lagos State.