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A Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Tuesday described late Chief Ernest Shonekan as his father, friend and mentor.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that Shonekan died at 85 on Tuesday at Evercare Hospital, Lekki, Lagos.
The former governor in his condolence letter stated that, the country had lost a pillar of support and an elder statesman.
He said, the late Shonekan lived a life of absolute fulfilment , adding that he had earned a space in the book of patriots.
The letter read, “I received with grief the news of His Excellency, Chief Ernest Shonekan’s demise this morning.
“I first met Chief Ernest Shonekan in the corporate world as Chairman of UACN, several years ago, being a UAC Scholar myself, and we remain close till his death. Personally, I have lost a father, friend, mentor and adviser.
“I have no doubt that Chief Shonekan lived a life of absolute fulfilment and, in all ramification, he earned a space in the book of patriots.
“Nigeria has lost one of its finest Corporate players, one of the earliest Captains in the Industry as Chairman of the UACN; a rare and distinguished personality as President of the country and an advocate of peace. In Ogun State, we have lost a pillar of support and elder statesman”.
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