Following reactions of Nigerians questioning the reasons behind why the remains of the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi is being delayed for burial, family of the ex-governor said he will be buried in two days time.
Recall, death of Ajimobi was announced on Thursday as reported by BlazeNewz
The family, in a statement confirmed by Media aide to the late two-term Oyo governor, Mr Bolaji Tunji, on Friday said his remains will be buried on Sunday at his Central Mosque, Oke Ado, Ibadan instead of his residence.
The statement, however, stressed the need for participants at the burial to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols.
“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 noon on Sunday, June 28 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, details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow (Saturday).
“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,” the statement read
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