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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the death of Chief Ernest Shonekan is a great loss for the country, the private sector and the international community.
Osinbajo, who was accompanied by Dolapo, spoke to reporters after a condolence visit to the family of the late Shonekan on Sunday in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Shonekan died in Lagos on January 11 at the age of 85;  was a statesman who served as Head of the Interim National Government from August 26, 1993 to November 17, 1993.
The vice president was greeted by Shonekan's widow, Margaret, and their son, Adeboye.
“I think it is a very big loss for the country, for the private sector and even internationally.
“Here was a man who made an impact;  he was one of the first private sector leaders to begin shaping economic policy in Nigeria.
“His role in that regard was significant;  Of course, many of us know that at various times his interventions defined in many ways the way our economic policy was framed or our economic policy cast.”
Chief Ernest ShonekanOsinbajo said that the late Shonekan was very important as a leader in the private sector.
“Of course, there is absolutely no doubt about the role he played in the moment full of tension and uncertainty in the life of the nation, especially as head of the Interim National Government.
“I think when you look at his role from the private sector to that of statesman, there is no question that he was a unique individual and I think his contributions will be perennial.
“We are extremely proud of what he has done;  we are extremely proud of his life and times and we pray that his memory be blessed forever,” said Osinbajo.
Also Read: Shonekan Legacies of Patriotism, Patience Will Live – NGF 
The vice president had earlier prayed for the family of the deceased and signed the register of condolences.
Part of the vice president's message in the condolence register reads:
Shonekan’s death major loss to Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the death of Chief Ernest Shonekan is a great loss for the country, the private sector and the international community.

Osinbajo, who was accompanied by Dolapo, spoke to reporters after a condolence visit to the family of the late Shonekan on Sunday in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Shonekan died in Lagos on January 11 at the age of 85; was a statesman who served as Head of the Interim National Government from August 26, 1993 to November 17, 1993.

The vice president was greeted by Shonekan’s widow, Margaret, and their son, Adeboye.

“I think it is a very big loss for the country, for the private sector and even internationally.

“Here was a man who made an impact; he was one of the first private sector leaders to begin shaping economic policy in Nigeria.

“His role in that regard was significant; Of course, many of us know that at various times his interventions defined in many ways the way our economic policy was framed or our economic policy cast.”

Chief Ernest Shonekan

Osinbajo said that the late Shonekan was very important as a leader in the private sector.

“Of course, there is absolutely no doubt about the role he played in the moment full of tension and uncertainty in the life of the nation, especially as head of the Interim National Government.

“I think when you look at his role from the private sector to that of statesman, there is no question that he was a unique individual and I think his contributions will be perennial.

“We are extremely proud of what he has done; we are extremely proud of his life and times and we pray that his memory be blessed forever,” said Osinbajo.

Also Read: Shonekan Legacies of Patriotism, Patience Will Live – NGF

The vice president had earlier prayed for the family of the deceased and signed the register of condolences.

Part of the vice president’s message in the condolence register reads: “We pray that the Lord comfort the family and that their memory be blessed forever in Jesus name.”

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