Gov Wike Mourns Shonekan

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said he has received the news of the sudden demise of Chief Ernest Shonekan, who headed the Interim National Government that succeeded former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, with shock and great sorrow.

 In a message of condolence signed by his Special Assistant (Media), Kelvin Ebiri, Governor Wike said Chief Shonekan was a dedicated Nigerian, who was committed to the peace and stability to the country.

 The governor noted that Chief Shonekan’s strong credentials as an astute administrator enabled him to steadfastly steer the country through one of its most turbulent times.

 “On behalf of the Government and good people of Rivers State, I offer our deepest condolences to the family, relatives of the former Chairman, Interim National Government and the people of Nigeria.”

 Governor Wike said Nigeria has lost an elder statesman whose Wisdom, foresight, and steadfast commitment to the country will always be remembered.

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