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Yar’Adua: Mum is the word for Shonekan

By Dayo JOHNSON, Akure
THE Former Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan yesterday declined comments on the political  logjam in the country.

Shonekan was in Akure, the Ondo State capital to commiserate with the family of a member of Governing Board of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Mr. Hakeem Sanusi  who died on February 22 after a brief illness in the United States of America.

The Late Sanusi  who died on February 22 at the age of 42 was also the former Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Bank Plc.

Chief Shonekan who was accompanied to the family house of the late Sanusi by the Ondo State Deputy Governor Alhaji Alli Olanusi refused to speak on the crisis in the Presidency and the way forward.
When accosted by newsmen at the late Sanusi family house, the Former Head of State simply replied

“Why don’t you let us concentrate on our mission in Akure? We are here to commiserate with the family of the late member of our board”.

But when asked to comment on the deceased, Chief Shonekan described the death of Sanusi as a great loss to the country.According to him” Sanussi had a great passion for infrastructure development in the country.

Chief Shonekan pointed out that that was why he approached development partners that would oil the Public_private sector arrangement in public infrastructure development in the country.

According to him “Definitely, we will miss his wealth of experience because his advices were very useful to the commission.”

Also, the Director General of the Commission Mr. Mansur Ahmed said that “the late Sanusi was very knowledgeable in international project financing which made the federal government consider him as a capable hand for the commission.


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