Ernest Shonekan, former head of ING, dies at 85

The late Shonekan

Chief Ernest Shonekan, the former head of the Interim National Government that succeeded the military junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, is dead.

Shonekan, a boardroom guru before his selection to head the Interim National Government, died in Lagos at the age of 85, according to TVC.

Punch reports he was chairman of the Interim National Government between August 26 and November 17, 1993 when he was ousted in a palace coup led by late General Sani Abacha, who was Secretary of Defence.

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