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“Ernest Shonekan was a gift to Nigeria”; says Northern Governors

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The Northern Governors Forum say, the former Head of the Interim National Government Chief Ernest Shonekan was a gift to Nigeria who played a crucial role in holding Nigeria together during one of its difficult moments.

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong in a press statement signed and issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham described the death of the elder statesman as a huge loss the entire country.

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He said the late 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.

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The Northern Governors also want Nigerians to honour his memory by working together to build democracy and good governance.

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