Oba Adeyemi, A Symbol Of Nigeria’s Epic Struggle – Obasanjo

Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, aged 83, died on April 22, 2022.

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has mourned the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who he described as a symbol of Nigeria’s epic struggle for self-discovery and self-actualisation.

He paid tributes to the late traditional ruler on Saturday in his letter of condolence to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Obasanjo, who is presently in Ethiopia, condoled with the governor, the family of Oba Adeyemi, and the entire people of Oyo on the transition.

He stated that the late highly revered monarch was a patriotic and respected traditional ruler who had immeasurable love for his people and great faith in a united Nigeria.

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“He (Alaafin) stood out as a voice of forthrightness in national affairs, and he was as well a fervent promoter of mutual tolerance and understanding, not only among the diverse people who live in his domain but also across the country,” the elder statesman was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi.

According to him, it was during Oba Adeyemi’s reign that Oyo town got transformed into the modern city that it has become and his contribution to nation-building was also acknowledged in the conferment of the esteemed national honour of Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR, on him and other honorary degrees that he received from Nigerian and outside educational institutions.

Read the letter to Governor Makinde below:

April 23, 2022

His Excellency,

Engr. Seyi Makinde,

Governor of Oyo State,

Government House,

Ibadan.

LETTER OF CONDOLENCE

On behalf of my family and on my own behalf, I write to convey our heartfelt condolences to you, to the good people of Oyo State and to the entire family of the late Alaafin, on the transition of His Royal Highness Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, CFR, Alaafin of Oyo, at the age of 83.

I note, with delight, Oba Adeyemi’s immense contributions to peace, community development and growth and national development, especially since his ascension to the revered throne of Alaafin of Oyo, nearly 52 years ago. As a patriotic and highly respected traditional ruler who had immeasurable love for his people and great faith in a united Nigeria, he stood out as a voice of forthrightness in national affairs, and he was as well a fervent promoter of mutual tolerance and understanding not only among the diverse people who live in his domain but also across the country.

It is well acknowledged that it was during his reign that Oyo Town got transformed to the modern city that it has become today and not surprisingly, his contribution to nation-building was also acknowledged in the conferment of the esteemed national honour of Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR, on him and other honorary degrees that he received from some Nigerian and outside educational institutions.

Like most great leaders, Alaafin was all things to all people. To his family, he was a tower of strength and a committed provider; to his community of Oyo land, he was an early model in national leadership; to his Yoruba kinsmen, he was a worthy Ambassador; and to the rest of Nigeria, he was a symbol of a nation’s epic struggle in self-discovery and self-actualisation.

Although Oba Adeyemi’s passage is like a dream, especially as he left us at a crucial state in our nation’s history when his wise counsel and rich experience are greatly needed, I would urge you and all the members of his immediate and extended family to take solace in the worthy legacy and his mark on the history of this country he left behind.  In fact, we ought to give gratitude to God for his worthy life.

May God grant his family, the good people of Oyo land and the entire Oyo State the grace to bear the heavy loss of his death. May the soul of the dear departed rest in perfect peace.

State Policing: Obasanjo Did Nothing When He Had The Opportunity, Says Adesina

 

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has taken a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo over what he believes to be the poor handling of the security challenges of the country under his administration.

On Wednesday, the former President had suggested that amid growing insecurity in the country, the creation of state police would be a better option than community policing.

Obasanjo made the suggestion when the leadership of the National Association of Ex-local government chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta.

 

A file photo of Mr Femi Adesina by Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV.

 

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But Adesina criticized Obasanjo, insisting that when he had the opportunity to restructure the security architecture of the country, he failed to do so.

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has a right to hold a different opinion from what he held in the past but I recall that under him, restructuring of the federation was a key issue that Afenifere fought for, and then there was the issue of state police which also resonated loudly under him but he didn’t do anything in eight years. Like I said, he has a right to change his mind now but it doesn’t change the fact that he had the opportunity to do something about it and did not”.

When asked of the major obstacle of President Buhari’s execution of the restructuring, Adesina explained that the executive is not the custodian of political will.

Over the years, many have called for restructuring, with a firm belief that it is a viable solution to the myriad of challenges the country is facing.

One of those who have made that call is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Afe Babalola.

On Monday he called for an Interim National Government after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure that would pave way for a new constitution for the country.

But reacting to this, Adesina, said: “to the best of my unlearned knowledge, it is not in our cConstitution for an interim government to be set up”.

Insecurity: State Police Now A Better Option – Obasanjo

A file photo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo
A file photo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that amid growing insecurity in the country, the creation of state police would be a better option than community policing.

Obasanjo made this disclosure when the leadership of the National Association of Ex-local government chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi hinted the visit was led by the pioneer National chairman, Hon. Albert Asipa, the Ogun State chapter Chairman, Rt. Hon. Shoyemi Coker, Hon. Chinwe Monu-Olarewaju (Delta State) (Chairman BOT) and the traditional ruler of Odogbolu, His Royal Highness, Oba (Dr) Toye Mojeed Alatise, Gbegande of Ososa, a former chairman of Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun State among others.

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Obasanjo, who commended the initiative behind the formation of the body, said that the development clearly showed that some local chairmen in the country were better than even the top elected leaders.

The former President while responding to one of the speakers, Chinwe Monu-Olarewaju’s submission on creation of community police to curb the wave of insecurity quipped that the idea needed to be changed.

“Our situation in Nigeria concerns everyone, particularly, the case of terrorism. The case has gotten over the issue of community police. It is now State police. It is from that State Police that we can now be talking about community police,” he said.

He also spoke on the need to strengthen the traditional system and the local government administration, “which I prepared during the popular Murtala/Obasanjo administration, because I believe that there is need to enable that tier of government to work truly as a local governmen. They have their own Executive, Judiciary and Legislature.

“They were working and they were very visible, building and managing roads, looking into education, health, local administration, agriculture, but they were all gone,” Obasanjo said.

He said that the experience the former chairmen had in local government administration was enough to aspire for higher posts, stressing that some of them have the competence, ability and integrity to get to these posts.

Obasanjo, who was presented with a letter of a life patron, assured that he would look into their request, assuring further that he would be available on request for their needs at all times.

Ashipa had earlier told the former President why they decided to come together in all the 774 local governments in the country, declaring, “we can also contribute to the economy and political developments of the country.

“And realising your position as father of local government in Nigeria, we need you to actualize our goals, hence this all important visit. And to come and say happy 85th birthday celebrations. ”

Others present were Hon. Abayomi Tella (National Organising Secretary), Hon. Garba Fatai Adeniyi (National Auditor), Hon. Ayantoye Adekunle ( State Chairman, Osun State), Hon Tajudeen Oke (State Chairman, Oyo State), Hon. Akinwunmi Sowore (State Chairman, Ondo State), Hon Ogidi Akindele (State Chairman, Ekiti State) and Hon Nicholas Akinbiola ( Ondo State).

They also include, Hon. Adeniyi Fasanmi ( National Asst Fin Secretary), Hon Isikilu Makinde (Ogun State), Hon Gafar Balogun (Ogun State), Hon. Yayaya Olodeoku (Chairman, OGBC) and Hon. Tajudeen Salako (State Secretary, Ogun State).

Nigerians Are Not Safe On Trains, Roads And At Airports, Obasanjo Laments

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that the security challenges in the country are becoming more overwhelming as Nigerians are no longer safe on roads, in trains or at airports.

“A situation where we are not safe on the roads, in the train, we are not safe at the airport then what is remaining?” he asked.

The former President said this at his presidential library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when he received a PDP presidential aspirant, Dr. Ugochukwu Williams over the weekend.

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His comments come days after there have been several terrorist attacks in various parts of the country, most notably Kaduna State where there was an attack on a train that led to the loss of lives.

Several others were injured, while an unspecified number of people remain missing.

The Abuja-Kaduna train is very popular as it had been considered a safer transportation option compared to the roads which were notorious for terrorist attacks.

This is, however, not the first time the train is coming under attack.

Late last year, bandits destroyed a portion of the rail tracks with explosives.

This recent attack now raises more concern among Nigerians about their safety during commute.

Days prior to the train attack, terrorists had also attacked the Kaduna International Airport.

The former president noted that the level of insecurity in the country calls for concerted efforts among citizens to reverse the trend.

“The situation we’re in, in the country today, is not a situation where one man will say yes, I have a solution. Unless we are deceiving ourselves.

“I believe we need to sit down collectively and look at the situation,” he said.

Osinbajo Meets Obasanjo In Abeokuta, Advocates For Democracy

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday harped on the need to strengthen democracy in Africa.

The duo made the call in Abeokuta during the opening session of a two-day democracy conference held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

The conference, organised by the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA), was also attended by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Koroma, and Professor Pat Utomi.

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Resolutions reached at the conference are expected to be passed on to the Economic Community of West African States and political leaders across West Africa.

The CoDA high-level dialogue was themed ‘West Africa: Rising to the challenge of democratic governance’.

Obasanjo, during his speech, called for a stable democratic environment to ensure development.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who gave the keynote address, commended Nigeria’s 20-year unbroken democratic journey.

He, however, bemoaned the recent coups and unconstitutional change of governments in some African countries.

Since 2015 Nigeria Has Retrogressed As A Nation – Obasanjo

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said Nigerian efforts to build a nation has undergone significant decline since 2015.

He made the remark at an international forum organised by the Centre for Human Security and Dialogue at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The forum – which was attended by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina – was part of activities marking Obasanjo’s 85th birthday.

“If in 2015, Nigeria was 75 percent a country and 50 percent a nation, today, Nigeria will not be more than 50 percent a country and 25 percent a nation,” Obasanjo said. “That’s how bad we have gone down in nation building.”

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He noted that the task of reversing the trend is beyond one personality or political party.

“It is beyond professional and commercial politicians alone,” he said. “It demands and requires all hands on deck. I mean Nigerians in all walks of life: politicians, community leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders, diplomatic leaders, leaders in the academia, leaders in all aspects of government life, and leaders in other aspects of civil society.

“As long as we continue to do the same thing over and over again, the result will not be different.”

‘Truth and Justice’

The former President said Nigeria must put principles over personalities.

“We need to be clear about what Nigeria needs today and why Nigeria needs it,” he said. “Only then can we answer the question of how.

“That will inform us of the criteria and characteristic for determining who. I believe in principles before personalities.

“And taking personalities before principles is putting the cart before the horse.

“As for me, the major issue for me is how to progress Nigeria from a country to a nation.

“The last part of our anthem talks of building a nation where truth and justice will reign. Do we have truth and do we have justice, on the basis of which we can build a nation?”

Obasanjo At 85: Former President Participates In Novelty Match

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has participated in a novelty match played at the 5 Aside football pitch of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The event which is part of activities marking his 85th birthday celebration, drew the presence of the 91-year-old President of Benin Republic Nicephore Soglo, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, among others sports enthusiasts.

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Former President Obasanjo, who was the captain of his team displayed his dexterity in the art of football as his team defeated the Ogun State Government led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako Oyedele, by four goals to two, with the former president doing the goals.

He attributed his agility to the grace of God as he recommended physical exercise, medical examination, good dieting, and social interaction for the elderly to keep them healthy.

2023: PDP Wants To Rescue Nigeria From The Present Division – Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed briefs journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State during a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on February 23, 2022.

 

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants to rescue Nigeria from what he describes as the present-day division.

He stated this during a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Addressing journalists after the closed-door meeting that lasted one hour, the governor said he had come to visit the former president because he was instrumental to his career development as well as discuss some of his personal aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections.

“We are rebuilding our party to remove rancour, division. We still need him (Obasanjo) and his words of wisdom are very useful,” Mohammed said.

“So, I came to seek his opinion on some of the things we want to do in the party to close ranks and make sure that we provide Nigerians the opportunity to rescue Nigeria from the present division we have found ourselves in.”

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Governor Mohammed, who is also a presidential aspirant, stressed that Nigeria’s leadership should be based on merit towards bringing everybody on board. The governor stressed he is optimistic about getting the PDP ticket, saying that Nigeria is too large to be ignored.

On zoning, the governor said the PDP is not disturbed if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) zones the presidency to the South. According to him, the main opposition party will strategise, plan and organise to secure victory in the 2023 general elections.

Nigeria Needs More Rebels To Speak Truth To Power, Says Obasanjo

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria needs more rebels who will speak truth to power not minding whose ox is gored.

The former president stated this on Saturday while unveiling the autobiography of the Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Tayo Sowunmi, titled ‘Footprints Of A Rebel’ in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

“Our country, Nigeria, needs more rebels,” he said in his brief remarks while addressing an audience at the event. “Those who would look at things straight in the face and say, ‘This is not right! This, I will not be part of, this is not good for Nigeria.”

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A file photo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

 

The elder statesman stressed that more rebels who would stand and speak for the truth were required for Nigeria to move forward.

According to him, whoever must live a life of honesty and integrity must be a rebel as Nigerians have no other country to call theirs.

“Looking at the title of the book, I ask myself, why would someone call himself a rebel?” Obasanjo queried. “But it is good. The truth is that if you have to live a life of honesty and integrity, you have to become a rebel.

“There would be some time you would be asked have to do something, but you would say no, this is not right. And when you say that you will become a rebel. You may even become a persona non grata. There is no country that we can call our own except Nigeria.”

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, also gave a speech at the event titled “Worthy Nation Building Legacies By The Older Generation Of Nigerians.”

He called for inter-generational reintegration between the older and younger generations, as part of efforts to rebuild the country.

Bakare, a former running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari, stressed that the effort to rebuild the nation had suffered because of the marginalisation of the youth and the progressives who abandoned politics.

I Did Not Have Any Personal Issue With Obasanjo – Pius Ayim

 

Former Senate President, Pius Ayim, says he has no grudge with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Rather, he described the former Nigerian leader as one who has always remained focused and determined in his activities.

“I did not have any personal issue with (former) President Obasanjo,” said the former Senate President during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

“(Former) President Obasanjo was a very outstanding President Nigeria ever had. President Obasanjo was focused and determined in all that he wanted to do.”

Anyim, who represented Ebonyi South, succeeded Chuba Okadigbo as the Senate President in August 2000 after the latter had been impeached – at a time when Obasanjo was president.

He held the position until May 2003, but not without a disagreement between the legislature and the executive. This was said to have led to a rift between the duo with purported impeachment plots.

During his interview with Channels Television, the former Senate President stressed that there was no rift between him and Obasanjo.

“We had a little disagreement, and it was the National Assembly and the Executive; not Pius Ayim and (former) President Obasanjo. What brought about the problem was a motion moved by Senator Idris Abubakar from Gombe, it wasn’t a motion moved by me,” he explained.

“It was the action taken in the Senate that the former President was reacting to, and it was friction between National Assembly and the Executive.

“Of course, being the head of the legislature, I cannot run away from it; I was leading the legislature and he (Obasanjo) was leading the Executive on the other hand, but there was nothing personal.”

 

Hunger For Power

Ayim, who also served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) under former President Goodluck Jonathan, revealed why he chose not to return to the Senate after 2003.

He faulted the claim that he was concerned the former President would block his bid in an apparent continuation of the supposed disagreement between them.

Instead, the former SGF stated that I would amount to hunger for power to sit on the floor of the house, having served as the most senior lawmaker in the land.

“I had been President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly, I had gotten to the peak of that career; there was no reason for coming back because if I come back and I was not elected President of the Senate, I will be at the floor,” he said.

“Apart from that, if I have to come back, I should not expect to be elected as the President of the Senate because it should rotate and when I was leaving, I said that I believe in rotation. So, what makes you think that it was because of anybody?

“The election was in my zone; it wasn’t in the National Assembly. So, I wouldn’t have come back after being President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly to sit on the floor for whatever reason, that should be a hunger for power, and I didn’t think I was hungry for power.”

Suspected Hoodlums Raze Obasanjo’s Farm In Benue

A file photo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

 

Yet-to-be-identified persons have razed a mango farm belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Benue State.

Obasanjo’s spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, confirmed the burning of the 2,420 hectares farmland in a statement on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He said the incident occurred over the weekend at Howe in the Aliade area of Gwer East Local Government of Benue.

According to Akinyemi, Obasanjo described the incident as a bad development while the local and state governments, as well as the security agencies, have taken up the issue with a view to fishing out the perpetrators for prosecution.

The former president thanked those who had called him to identify with him on the incident, saying it was gladdening that no death was recorded despite the huge loss on the farmland as a result of the inferno.

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The incident has also been condemned by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue who ordered a full-scale investigation to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the inferno.

He was said to have given the directive while receiving the report of the incident from the Chairman of the local government, Mr Emmanuel Otserga.

“It is discovered that the fire was an act of sabotage, the perpetrators must be brought to book,” the governor was quoted as saying in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur.

He insisted that no act of sabotage would be tolerated, saying that his government has a deliberate policy to encourage local and foreign investors, especially in the agricultural sector.

Governor Ortom, therefore, tasked the security agencies in the state to do all that was necessary to get to the root of the matter forthwith.

“It is the height of irresponsibility for anyone to think of setting ablaze a farm that is set to, in a very near future, boost the economic development of the area in particular and state in general,” he said.

“Obasanjo, as a former president, is a statesman and needs to be accorded his due respect anywhere in Nigeria and Benue State cannot be an exception.”

The governor directed the Commissioner of Police in Benue to ensure that the perpetrators were immediately apprehended and brought to book.

Earlier, Atserga told Governor Ortom that over half of the mango farm, covering over 139 hectares of land, was razed and four suspects have been arrested and more were being trailed.

“From the look of things, the fire was caused by the deliberate act of mischief makers,” he said. “The farm is well safeguarded, there is no way fire can cross over from any quarter into the farm”.

‘Shonekan, A Unifying Force For Nigeria,’ Obasanjo Consoles Ex-Leader’s Widow

A combination of file photos of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and late Chief Ernest Shonekan.

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, as a unifying force for the nation.

He declared that his contribution to the growth and development of democracy in Nigeria cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

Obasanjo, in a condolence letter to Mrs Margaret Shonekan, said the business mogul was “a role model and an epitome of the good in the nation’s business firmament of mixed blessings.

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A copy of the letter was made available to reporters in Abeokuta on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi.

According to the elder statesman, Shonekan will be remembered as a man of sustained strong will to succeed.

He stated that as the Interim National Government in Nigeria in1993, Shonekan rendered outstanding service to the country, and the people would never forget that.

Obasanjo also commended the former Nigerian leader for the various national assignments executed years after he left office, including his roles as Special Envoy on the Implementation of the Abuja Agreement on Zimbabwe in 2001, and Chairman of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in 2008, saying he was forthright, dedicated and showed great patriotism in the discharge of his duties.

He added that Shonekan was a unifying force for the nation, saying in all situations, he lived nobly and he died in nobility.

Read the former President’s letter to Shonekan’s widow below:

January 11, 2022

Chief (Mrs.) Margaret O. Shonekan,

Lugard House, One Lugard Avenue,

Falomo Ikoyi, Lagos.

LETTER OF CONDOLENCE

I have just received, while currently on international assignment as the High Representative of the African Union for the Horn of Africa, with great shock, the news of the death of your beloved husband and one of the illustrious sons of Africa, a community leader, a distinguished business baron and an exemplary leader in the private sector and, of course, the former Chairman of UAC Nigeria Limited, Chief Ernest Shonekan, with an admixture of joy for a life well spent and sadness for the loss of a beloved man after God’s heart and a noble Chief of Egbaland and former Nigerian Head of State.

Chief Shonekan was a role model and an epitome of the good in the nation’s business firmament of mixed blessings. He would be remembered as a man of sustained strong will to succeed.

Coming from humble background, rising, stepping, and peaking at the topmost plum in corporate management, and the very top of the giant United Africa Company (UAC) ladder, attest to his sagacity, tenacity, and steadfastness.

He founded, in 1994, the Economic Summit Group, an advocacy group and think tank for private sector-led development of the Nigerian economy, and it remains, till today, sustaining the legacy of helping to support stakeholders in the execution of policies, programmes, and strategies in response to any emerging trends in national and global economies.

Yet at the hour of great achievement and undisguised success, Chief Shonekan did not lose the common touch and sense of service to family and his wider community.

On the political scene, Chief Shonekan, as the Head of the Interim National Government in Nigeria in1993, though short-lived for the period of three months through the palace coup orchestrated by General Sani Abacha, rendered outstanding service to our country, and we will never forget that.

It is also worthy of note that as Special Envoy on the Implementation of the Abuja Agreement on Zimbabwe in 2001 under my administration as the President of Nigeria; and Chairman, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), under Yar’Adua’s administration in 2008, he was forthright, dedicated and showed great patriotism in the discharge of his duties.

He was a unifying force for the nation and his contribution to the growth and development of democracy in Nigeria cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

In all situations, he lived nobly, and he died in nobility. He was an achiever. Indeed, Chief Shonekan died at a time the country is in dire need of his leadership, wealth of experience, and wisdom to tackle the multifaceted challenges facing the nation.

While expressing, on behalf of my family and on my own behalf, our sympathies to you and the entire members of your family as well as to the government and the good people of Ogun State, it is our prayer that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest and comfort all those he left behind.

OLUSEGUN OBASANJO