By Valentine Amanze
The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has commissirated with the family of the late Chief Ernest Shonekan, and the Ogun State government over the death of the ex-Head of the Interim National Government at the age 85, while describing him as the light of the private sector.
According to a statement issued by the NACCIMA Secretariat, the association was grived by the death of the man, who elevated the private sector and helped to stabilize the nation.
“Chief Shonekan was well known for playing a critical role at the critical period in the history of our nation as Head of the Interim National Government. This was at a period the nation was searching for stability, end to military and to reposition to the path to true democracy.
“Equally significant was his contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian Private Sector. This, he did, as the first indegenous MD/CEO of the premier multinational company, the UAC. During this period he demonstrated the capacity of Nigerians to effectively run a conglomerate multinational. He also helped to lay the foundation and deepen the culture of Corporate Governance in the Nigerian private sector to build the capacity of the Nigerian private sector 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,” it stated.