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Buhari Visits Shonekan’s Family In Lagos

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited the Lagos residence of the Head of the Interim National Government during the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Ernest Shonekan,to commiserate with the deceased family.

President Buhari was accompanied to the Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi residence of the late Shonekan by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Ogun and Yobe states counterparts, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Mai Mala Buni.

President Buhari and his entourage, who arrived at the Shonekan’s house around 4:40pm were received by members of the deceased family.

Buhari was on a one-day presidential visit to Ogun State to commission some projects by Governor Abiodun’s administration and stopped over  in Lagos on his way to Abuja and spent some time to commiserate with the late Shonekan’s family.

He sympathised with the family over the demise of the former Head of the Interim National Government, who died in Lagos on Tuesday at the age of 85.

Shonekan was at the helm of affairs in Nigeria between August 26 and November 17, 1993 after General Ibrahim Babangida stepped aside as military president.

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