The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has mourned the passing away of former Nigerian Leader, Ernest Shonekan, who died at the age of 85. Chief Shonekan was well known for playing a critical role at the critical period in the history of the nation as Head of the Interim National Government.
In a statement, NACCIMA noted that the late leader was instrumental at a period the nation was searching for stability, end to military and repositioning to the path to true democracy. “Equally significant was his contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian Private Sector.” The statement read.
“This he did as the first indigenous MD/CEO of the premier multinational Company, the UAC. During this period he demonstrated the capacity of Nigerians to effectively run a conglomerate Multinational. NACCIMA noted.
According to the statement, Shonekan also helped to lay the foundation and deepen the culture of Corporate Governance in the Nigerian private sector to build its capacity to truly serve as the engine of inclusive growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
“Our deep condolences to the immediate and extended family and Nigerians in general.”