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Adesina condoles with Shonekan’s widow

President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and his wife, Yemisi, have paid a condolence visit to Mrs. Margaret Shonekan, the widow of former Head of Interim National Government

Widow of Chief Ernest Shonekan, Margaret (middle); President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina; his wife, Grace and other members of the Shonekan family during Adesina’s condolence visit to Shonekan in Lagos.

President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and his wife, Yemisi, have paid a condolence visit to Mrs. Margaret Shonekan, the widow of former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan.

He described the deceased as an illustrious Nigerian and son of Ogun State, who selflessly and with exceptional courage, took on the mantle of leadership at a time of great national turbulence and uncertainty.

Adesina said: “Chief Shonekan straddled the worlds of business, governance, community development and philanthropy with excellence. His immense contributions to and sacrifices for Nigeria will ensure that his memory remains evergreen in the history of the nation.”

Recounting his memories of the late ING helmsman, the AfDB boss said he was a great man with “a big heart who believed in and remained committed to the unity of Nigeria. He was always thoughtful, gracious, full of wisdom, with every word sculpted to shape a better pathway for the country.”

Adesina beseeched God to grant her grace, strength and fortitude to bear the immense loss.