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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Ajimobi: Ex-Gov Won’t Be Buried In His Mosque – Aide

Ajimobi: Ex-Gov Won’t Be Buried In His Mosque – Aide

Contrary to earlier indications that the remains of late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi would be interred at his Oke Ado Central Mosque, the burial place has now been changed.

In a statement on Facebook by Alhaji Abidemi Shiyanbade, who served as Special Adviser on Community Relations to late Ajimobi stated that, “The concerns and comments by our brothers on this platform are all well noted and appreciated.

“Please note that, H.E. Senator Ajimobi will not be buried in the premises of the Mosque. Prayers will only be offered by a few invited clerics and close family members in the Mosque.

“We are very mindful of all the protocols and the limitations on social gathering, which we will never run foul of. The information that came out was only meant not to keep us all in the dark. Your concerns that things be done rightly is most appreciated

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“May Almighty Allah reward us all and accept the return of our brother, Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi”.

The Herald recalls that on Friday night, a statement credited to the deceased’s former Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Bolaji Tunji had stated that “in close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the date for the burial ceremony has been announced.

“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”.

But the latest statement by Special Adviser on Community Relations stated that only prayer would be held in late Ajimobi’s Oke Ado Central Mosque.

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