Army to honour Ernest Shonekan with 21 gun salute
The Nigerian Army, 81 Division, has revealed that there will be a 21-artillery-gun salute to honour the late Ernest Shonekan.
The Division’s spokesperson, Osoba Olaniyi, made this known in a signed statement, adding that the salutation will hold on Friday, Feb. 4, at Ebony Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Mr Osoba told those who live and work around Ikoyi not panic on hearing the gunshot salute.
Ernest Shonekan, who served as head of the Interim National Government (ING) from August 26, 1993 to 17 November 17, 1993, died on January 11, 2022, at the age of 85.