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General News of Saturday, 27 June 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Ajimobi will be laid to rest on Sunday - Spokesman

The former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi who died on Thursday will now be buried on Sunday, June 28 2020, his spokesman, Bolaji Tunji says.

MyNigeria.com reported that the deceased died on Thursday due to multiple organ failure after battling COVID-19 at First Cardiology Hospital in Lagos at the age of 70.

Recall that the initial burial was scheduled for Friday, June 26, and was had to be postponed after consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo.

Tunji stated that the burial ceremony will be held in line with the existing protocol issued by the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19.

“In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the date for the burial ceremony has been announced. Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke-Ado, Ibadan at 12noon on Sunday, the 28th of June, 2020, after the traditional Muslim prayers.

“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation.

“Furthermore, the details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow.

“In the near future, details of a larger funeral gathering will be announced where a lot more of his well-wishers will have the opportunity to pay him their respect,” Tunji said.

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