Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Story By Akinola Emmanuel

The Oyo state government after all controversies, accusations and reactions is set to honour the late former Governor of the state Senator Abiola Ajimobi who passed on last week.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the state government has set up a committee working with the family to give the late former Governor a befitting 8th day fidau.

Mr Adisa explained that the former Governor meant so much to the state having governed for good eight years in a state like Oyo State which is as big as five states in the Eastern part of the nation.

He said the committee is working on how to give the late Ajimobi a befitting 8th day fidau not minding many errors from the side of the Ajimobi’s family.

Commenting on rumour that the state government delayed the burial of late Ajimobi, Mr Taiwo Adisa said ” It was surprising to even us too that the dead could not be buried despite the fact he was a Muslim, that he could not be buried the following day. It was a surprise to the state government as well.

You know in that kind of the situation, the body is in the hands of the family, and the yam and the knife both are in the hands of the wife and the family members, so we cannot just break the door, and carry the dead body and go and buried, no thats is not what a state government can do or should do”.

Speaking on issue of publication, Mr Adisa stated that “in burying,mourning and celebrating the life’s of the late Governor, we still have to talk about timing, we still have to talk about right time for the government, so the government will determine is own right time, and the government is already determining the right time.”

He added that, at the right time publications on the demise of the Governor would be out as well as other things needed to be done.

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