Akeredolu deserves state burial, says Gov Aiyedatiwa

Ondo State Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa says a committee has been set up to ensure that the late governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, gets a befitting burial.

Aiyedatiwa stated this on Wednesday while receiving the Olubaka of Oka, Oba Yusuf Adeleye, who paid him a condolence visit over Akeredolu’s in Akure.

He said Akeredolu, who died in service, deserves a state burial.

Governor Aiyedatiwa said, “For me, he is a friend, brother, principal, leader and my then-governor, whom I deputised for three years. The man whose impact on the state as governor can’t be forgotten and other initiatives that he put in place to make life better for our people. He has come and done his bit, but God has taken him home. We will miss him, but we will take solace in knowing that he lived a purposeful life while alive.

“He died in service, so he deserves a state burial and that is exactly what we will give him. We have even set up a committee. We are waiting for the immediate family. We are ready anytime they give a date.”

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