The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu has described the death of former Head of Interim National Government , Chief Ernest Shonekan, as a huge loss to Nigeria.
In a condolence message on Tuesday in Abuja, Kalu acknowledged the accomplishments of the late former Nigerian leader in business and political circles, stressing that the deceased was a patriotic statesman, industrialist, boardroom guru and philanthropist.
Kalu also noted that the contributions of the deceased to nation building in various positions in the private and public sectors were worthy of commendation and emulation.
According to him, the country will miss the wise counsel of the late statesman.
Kalu extended his condolences to the Federal Government, adding that the deceased would be remembered for his good deeds.
He said, “I condole with the government and people of Ogun over the demise of former President of Nigeria, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
“The late former President played noble roles in the social, economic and political development of Nigeria.
“The deceased created a niche for himself in the private and public sectors.
“He was selfless, patriotic, forthright compassionate and professional in his endeavours.
“The late Chief Shonekan left behind worthy legacies for leaders at all levels to emulate.”
Kalu prayed for the repose of the soul of Chief Shonekan and urged the Shonekan family to uphold the remarkable attributes of their late patriarch.