Former Nigerian Leader Ernest Shonekan Dies At 85

Chief Ernest Shonekan, who headed the Interim National Government has died.

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

He kicked the bucket on Tuesday, January 11, at an emergency clinic in Lagos

The fresh insight about his passing was affirmed to Channels Television by the Ogun State government.

Shonekan was the break top of the Nigerian Government between August 26, 1993, and November 17, 1993.

He was expelled in an overthrow drove by late General Sani Abacha.

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

He was brought into the world on May 9, 1936, in Lagos into the group of an Abeokuta-conceived government employee. He was taught at CMS Grammar School and Igbobi College.

He got a law degree from the University of London and was called to the bar. He later went to Harvard Business School.

Shonekan joined the UAC in 1964. He rose through the positions in the organization and was elevated to an associate lawful guide. He later turned into a delegate consultant and joined the top managerial staff at 40 years old.

He was made executive and overseeing chief in 1980 and proceeded to develop a wide exhibit of worldwide business and political associations.

On January 2, 1993, Shonekan accepted office as top of the temporary gathering and head of government under General Babangida.

At that point, the temporary board was intended to be the last stage prompting a planned handover to a chosen popularity based head of the Third Nigerian Republic.

Babangida later left office in August 1993, following the cancellation of the 12 June official political race. He had marked a pronouncement building up the Interim National Government drove by Shonekan who was in this manner confirmed as Head of State.

90 days into his organization, Shonekan was toppled in a castle upset by Abacha in November that year.

In 1994, he established the Nigerian Economic Summit Group a backing gathering and research organization for private area drove advancement of the Nigerian economy.

From that point forward, Shonekan proceeded to include conspicuously as a senior legislator.

At the hour of his passing, he was the third most established enduring Nigerian Head of State after Queen Elizabeth II and General Yakubu Gowon.

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