Ajimobi’s Burial Will Be Strictly Family Affair —  Aide

... As flags fly at half mast in Oyo


Ibadan----------- Media Aide to the former governor of Oyo State, Mr Bolaji Tunji, has said that his boss's burial would strictly be a family affair in line with COVID-19 safety protocol.

Tunji told newsmen in Ibadan that the burial of Abiola Ajimobi remains would not hold on Friday and would strictly be a family affair.

Ajimobi, 70, died Thursday in a hospital in Lagos.

“With deep sadness and deep regret, but in total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, we announce the transition of His Excellency, Sen. Ishaq Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi.

“The sad event occurred on Thursday after a brief illness. He was aged 70 years. Funeral details will be anounced later,” he said.

Tunji further said that arrangement on the funeral ceremony would be communicated later.

Meanwhile, flags are flying at half-mast in Oyo State in mourning the death of Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of the state.

 Governor Seyi Makinde had directed that flags should fly at half-mast in honour of Ajimobi who died on Thursday.

Makinde, in a condolence message to the Ajimobi family and the people of Oyo state, had directed that flags should fly at half-mast in the state Friday.

Flags were seen flying at half-mast at the state secretariat and at offices of some corporate organisations across the state.

A condolence register with the portrait picture of the late Ajimobi was placed at the Governor’s office reception area, while the flag is flying at half-mast in front of the Governor’s office.