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Ogbemudia: Edo Declares Friday Public Holiday

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Edo State Government has declared Friday, 17th of March
as public holiday in honour of one of the patriarchs of the defunct Midwest and the first and two-time
governor of the then Bendel state,
late Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia who died in the early hours of
Thursday, 9th of March 2017.


The
holiday is to enable Edo people mourn and pay their last homage to the
great leader and father of Edo and Delta state respectively.

A
statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary, John Mayaki
said students are expected to queue up in their Uniforms at the Samuel
Ogbemudia Stadium by 9 am while Civil Servants are expected to be seated for the Inter-denominational Church Service at the same venue by 10am on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

According to the statement, “Government hereby urges all Edo people to pay their last respect during the burial ceremonies”.

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