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Yemi Osinbajo leads Federal Government delegation for the funeral of Ernest Shonekan

The funeral service of former Head of Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, is being held at the Cathedral Church Of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

Leading the Federal Government delegation is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Others in attendance are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, Former Head Of State, Yakubu Gowon, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, as well as the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.

Former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, is also in attendance. The Lagos State government had announced a 13-hour closure of roads leading to Marina, where the funeral is taking place.

Chief Shonekan who served as the head of Interim national government, between August and November 1993, died on the 11th of January, 2022 at the age of 86.

Born on May 9, 1936, in Lagos, into the family of an Abeokuta-born civil servant. Ernest Shonekan, attended the CMS Grammar School and Igbobi College.

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

Shonekan joined the UAC in 1964. He rose through the ranks in the company and was promoted to an assistant legal adviser. He later became a deputy adviser and joined the board of directors at the age of 40.

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