Northern Governors Forum Describe Ernest Shonekan as Gift to Nigeria and Nigerians

The Northern Governors Forum have described the former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan as a gift to Nigeria.

The NGF said that Chief Shonekan played a crucial role of holding Nigeria together during one of its difficult moments. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong in a statement described the death of the elder statesman as a huge loss the entire country.

He said that the late Chief Shonekan was an accomplished technocrat who distinguished himself in the world of business rising to the peak, before being called upon to serve the nation as the head of the Interim National Government.

While commiserating with his family and the nation over this collosal loss, the Northern Governors said his legacies of patriotism, patience and tolerance will continue to endure.

The Northern Governors also urged Nigerians to honour his memory by working together to build democracy and good governance – which are the bedrocks of not just his government but that of Chief Shonekan.

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