Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday led President Muhammadu Buhari and other governors to the residence of the former Interim Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
Naija News reports that President was at the Shonekan’s house to commiserate with the Shonekan family over the demise of the former Nigerian leader, who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85.
Buhari, who had earlier visited Ogun state to commission some infrastructural projects carried out by Governor Dapo Abiodun administration, stopped in Lagos on his way to Abuja.
Buhari, in a condolence message on Tuesday released by his media aide, Femi Adesina, expressed shock and deep sadness over the demise of the former Nigerian leader.
Buhari said Shonekan left his flourishing business career to become the Head of Government when the country needed someone to save the nation from “sinking”.
The president said Shonekan demonstrated his love for the country and commitment to her development, peace and unity until his death.
He, therefore, consoled the widow of the former leader, Mrs. Margaret Shonekan and the deceased’s family, saying his service to the nation would never be forgotten.
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