ABEOKUTA – The Iyalode of Yorubaland, Iyalode Alaba Lawson has described the late former chairman of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Sonekan has left his footprints and name on the roll call of honours.
Lawson stated this in a condolence message to the deceased’s family, adding that she received with heavy heart the news of the passing away of the Egba High Chief and a quiet philanthropist, who during his lifetime was full of wisdom and strength.
“It is with heavy hearts that I received the news of the passing away into eternal glory of His Excellency, High Chief Ernest Adegunle Sonekan GCFR, a thoroughbred Egba son. A great disciplinarian and quiet philanthropist who had touched so many lives, positively”, the letter reads.
The Iyalode of Yorubaland noted that there is time for every season under the sun, adding that the late former interim leader lived a fulfilled life, which was full of wisdom which saw him through his brief time on the seat of Presidency of Nigeria
Iyalode Lawson added that, the late Sonekan will be sorely missed, adding that the console was that he has gone to rest, prayed that God grant the entire family the fortitude to bear the great loss and bid him a final rest
“A great disciplinarian and quiet philanthropist who had touched so many lives positively. Papa, will be sorely missed, but we are consoled that His Excellency has gone home to rest. May Jehovah grant the entire family the fortitude to bear this great loss”, she wrote.