Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the late head of Nigeria’s Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan was very consequential as a leader in the private sector who impacted economic policy in Nigeria, IgbereTV reports.
Osinbajo stated this on Sunday when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late head of the Interim National Government, in Lagos.
The Vice President who visited in the company of his wife, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, was received at the Ikoyi residence of the Shonekans by Chief Margaret Shonekan, his wife, and Adeboye Shonekan, the son of the late business guru.
In a statement by his special media aide, Laolu Akande, the Vice President described Chief Shonekan’s death as “a very major loss for the country and for the private sector and even internationally.”
“Here was a man who made an impact. He was one of the very first leaders in the private sector to shape economic policy in Nigeria, and his role in that respect was very significant, ” Prof. Osinbajo observed