Burial of Chief Ernest Shonekan

LAGOS/Nigeria: Former Head of the Interim National Government, the late Chief Ernest Shonekan, was a man of destiny who was chosen for his time.

In deed the former Head of State proved by his life that destiny for one or for a nation is the manifest result of small choices made everyday by ordinary people doing the best they can and persevering in goodness.

Those were the words of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in his remarks titled “A Life of Two great Halves Lived in Service: A tribute to Chief Ernest Adegunle Shonekan, GCFR”, at the State Funeral Service for the late elder stateman today at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

According to Prof. Osinbajo, “just as we would also be right to think of Nigeria as a nation of destiny, uniquely positioned to be a rallying point and an inspiration for the entire black race,” Chief Shonekan lived his life always conscious of, and motivated by a burden of duty, as a citizen of considerable privilege, to give back, either in his many philanthropic and civic pursuits or in public service.


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