Ex-Oyo Governor, Alao-Akala for burial February 18

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The burial rites of late Oyo State Governor, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala has been scheduled to commence on February 14.

Chairman of burial programme Publicity Committee, Rep. Dokun Odebunmi (APC-Surulere/Ogo-Oluwa), said the week-long burial activities will start from 14 Feb. and end 20 Feb.

Odebunmi said that a lecture and day of tributes by the political class will hold at the Hall of Grace, Jogor Centre, Ibadan, on Feb. 14.

He said that another lecture and day of tributes will hold at the College of Health Science, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, on 15 Feb.

According to him, there will be praise night at his residence, Opadoyin Akala Lodge, Randa in Ogbomoso by 4.00 p.m on Feb. 15.

“Lying-in-State and Executive Session will hold at the House of Chiefs, Oyo State Government Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State by 12.00 p.m on Feb. 16.

“The Hearse afterwards depart in a motorcade to Ogbomoso, Oyo State,” Odebunmi said.

He said that cultural display and parade would hold at his residence in Ogbomoso by 10.00 a.m on Feb. 17.

The lawmaker added that Christian Wake and service of songs would hold at Ogbomoso High School Open Field by 4.00 p.m same day.

Odebunmi said that on Friday, Feb.18, the final burial service would hold at Beulah Baptist Conference Ground by 11.00 a.m.

“On Feb.18 interment holds immediately at his residence, while reception follows at Ogbomoso Recreation Club, Ogbomoso,” he said.

Odebunmi said that a thanksgiving service would hold at Oke-Elerin Baptist Church, Ogbomoso by 10.00 a.m Feb. 20.

Sen. Brimoh Yusuff, the Chairman Central Planning Committee, assured the people that adequate security measure had been put in place to ensure safety of people and valuables during the event.

Wazobiapolitics.com reports that the former governor died on January 12, 2022 at the age of 70 years.

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