Ernest Shonejan, former interim head of state dies at 85

Ernest Shonejan, former interim head of state dies at 85

Ernest Shonekan who headed the interim national government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, has died. Shonekan died at Everca

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Ernest Shonekan who headed the interim national government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, has died.

Shonekan died at Evercare hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state, at the age of 85.

He was the interim head of the Nigerian government between August 26 and November 17, 1993.

He was appointed interim head of the country after ex-Military President Ibrahim Babangida stepped down on August 26, 1993.

Shonekan’s administration only lasted three months as late General Sani Abacha forcefully took power from him through a coup.

The elder statesman hails from Abeokuta, Ogun state. He attended C.M.S grammar school and Igbobi College, Lagos, and obtained a law degree from the University of London.