The remains of Deji Falae, the son of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae, will finally be buried on November 14, the Ondo State government announced.
Deji was a Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s administration.
He was among the 15 people who died in the Associated Airline chartered plane crash on October 3, 2013. The ill-fated plane was carrying the remains of former Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Agagu to Akure from Lagos.
The State Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, said in a statement that the burial arrangement will commence in Lagos State at the victim’s residence. A Farewell service is expected to hold today.
"With deep sorrow in our hearts, but with gratitude to God for a short and memorable life spent, we announce the final journey of our brother and friend, Honourable Commissioner for Culture & Tourism in Ondo State, Barrister Ayodeji Falae which will hold as from the 12th to 14th of November, 2013.
"On Tuesday, 12th November, 6pm, a Farewell Service will be held at his residential house, Admiralty Way, Lekki.
"On Wednesday, a Wake Keep will be held at Ondo State Cultural Centre, Adegbemile, Akure at 4:30 pm .
"Also, on Thursday, Funeral Service will be held at St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Ijomu (Akure) at 10am," reads the statement.
It will be recalled, that the aircraft 5N-BJY, a chartered flight, took off at about 09:30 from the domestic terminal at Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport on October 3, it crashed on to open land within the airport complex close to a fuel storage a minute after take-off. The jet was carrying seven crew and 20 passengers heading to Akure, Ondo state for the burial of former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Agagu, who passed away September 13, 2013.