Akeredolu’s Burial: Aiyedatiwa Declares 2-day Public Holiday As Remains Of Late Governor Arrive Akure

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Governor of Ondo State, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has declared Thursday, 22nd and Friday, 23rd of February 2024 as public holidays in the State.

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in a press statement on Tuesday noted that the holidays are in honour of the former Governor of the State, late Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.

“The two work-free days will allow the people of the State to participate in the burial activities of the former Governor,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the remains of late Governor Akeredolu has arrived Akure, the State capital.

Today, Wednesday, February 21, there will be a continuation of the activities lined up for his burial services.

The burial activities, which started last Thursday in Ibadan will now continue in Akure as well as Owo – his hometown and place of final rest.

The schedule are as follows:

Wednesday, February 21, 2024:

• Ajabue (Traditional Rites) Owo. Time: 9am – 4pm

• Special Court Session, Court 1, Ondo State High Court Headquarters, Hospital Road, Akure. Time: 10am

• Lying in State and Commendation Service, Akure Township Stadium. Time: 1pm

• Evening of Tributes, St Andrews Church,
Imola Street, Owo. Time: 4pm – 7pm

Thursday, February 22, 2024 (Public holiday):

• Service of Songs, St Andrews Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo. Time: 4pm

• Wake-Keep, Maranatha Villa, Owo. Time: 8pm

• Candlelight Procession & World Gyration
by the Kegites Club. Time: 8pm till Dawn

Friday, February 23, 2024 (Public holiday):

• Funeral Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo. Time: 10 am

• Interment follows immediately after the burial service at the burial site, Owo. (Strictly for immediate family)

• Reception at Mydas Hotel and Resort, Ikare Road, Owo by 1pm.

Saturday, February 24, 2024:

• Akeredolu Memorial Friendly football match, Akure Township Stadium, Akure.
Time: 3 pm

Sunday, February 25, 2024:

• Thanksgiving Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo. Time: 10 am.

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