Akeredolu’s Burial: Outing Service Held In Honour Of Late Governor

Church To Build 'Chancellor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Medical & Diagnostic Centre'



An outing service in honour of the late Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was on Sunday held at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Imola, Owo.

The children of the late Governor led by his first son, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Jnr. alongside other family members attended the Service.

Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa and his deputy, Dr Olayide Adelami, Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi were also at the Service.

Other dignitaries included Royal fathers; lawmakers led by the majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi; former Minister; members of the State Executive Council under the late Akeredolu led by the former Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu and APC gubernatorial aspirant, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa.

The outing service marked the end of the week long funeral arrangements for the late Governor, who was buried on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Akeredolu died on December 26, 2023 after a protracted battle with prostrate cancer.

In his homily title, “Look Unto God”, Bishop of Owo Anglican Diocese, Rt Revd Dr Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi emphasised the need to always seek only God’s face.

The Bishop, while speaking about the good work done by the late Governor, urged the family to celebrate Aketi’s life.

“It’s the nature of man to die. Aketi did his best but God has taken him away. I want to appeal to you to celebrate his life and not mourn like unbelievers.

The Bishop charged the new government in the state to continue with the legacies of the late Akeredolu.

“The legacies expected to be delivered at the end of Akeredolu’s eight years must not be abandoned. Strive to continue with the good legacies of the late Governor in the areas of security, infrastructure development, and in taking care of the poor in the state. Maintain Akeredolu legacies.” He said.

The late Governor’s immediate younger brother, Prof. Wole Akeredolu who spoke on behalf of the family thanked the people for celebrating the life of the late Akeredolu.

He also affirmed the family’s commitment to continue to support the Church and sustain the legacy of the late Governor who was the Chancellor of the Diocese.

Earlier on Friday at the funeral service, Bishop Fagbemi noted that as Chancellor of the Church, Akeredolu’s wish was to have a medical and diagnostic centre that would attend to the health needs of the people in Owo and its environs.

Bishop Fagbemi disclosed that he couldn’t achieve the feat before his demise.

He pledged the support of well meaning Nigerians to achieve the project which would be named after the late Governor as, “Chancellor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Medical and Diagnostic Center.”

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