Funeral rites for the former Oyo State governor and Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has been postponed again till Sunday.
The burial, which was earlier fixed for Saturday, has been shifted to Sunday at the Ajimobi Central Mosque, Oke Ado, Ibadan South Local Government Area of the state.
His Special Adviser on Strategy and Communication, Bolaji Tunji, said in a statement on Friday night that details of the funeral ceremony of the former governor was released by his family.
He said in close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo states, the date for his burial had been officially announced.
The statement read, “Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke Ado, Ibadan at 12noon on Sunday, the 28th of June, 2020, after the traditional Muslim prayers.
“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation.
“Furthermore, details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow.
“In the near future, details of a larger funeral gathering will be announced, where a lot more of his well-wishers will have the opportunity to pay him their respect.”