Edo, Delta Plan State Burial For Ogbemudia

Obaseki (R) with the deceased eldest son (L)
Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has met with the Ogbemudia family on Saturday to pay condolence to the family as well as to discuss plans for the former governor’s state burial. 


addition, Edo and Delta states are collaborating to give the ex-Bendel
state Military and democratic Governor a state burial, it was learnt.

decision to bury the former governor, Dr Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia,
was according to his wish to be buried immediately, it was learnt after
Governor Obaseki met with some family members.

of late Dr Ogbemudia, Clara Ogbemudia and his eldest son Samuel
Ogbemudia (Jnr) received Governor Obaseki at the family residence in
Benin City.

the governor advised the family to respect the wishes of the late
Ogbemudia and urged them to begin preparations immediately.

also informed the family that their father would be given a state
burial, while hinting that Delta State has already indicated interest to

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Governor Obaseki described Dr Ogbemudia as a hero of Edo and Delta state.

said, “He is a father of modern Edo. He represents everything we have
today. The infrastructures we have today in Edo and Delta are attributed
to him.

grew up to know him as our leader, our hero and our Governor. As a
student at Eghosa Grammar School, he would come, wake us up, and lead us
in morning exercise. I could not have gotten through the electioneering
without his support. He adopted me. In my first meeting with him, he
gave me a pack of notebooks and asked me to take notes as I go round.

was always supportive. My project was his project. He was like my
father. Nobody has served this state like him; it is going to be a state
burial. We are working with the family and we will work things out.”

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