BREAKING: Shettima, Sanwo-Olu, Others Attend Akeredolu’s Funeral Service, Video Emerges

BREAKING: Shettima, Sanwo-Olu, Others Attend Akeredolu’s Funeral Service, Video Emerges

  • Owo, the hometown of the late former governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday, February 23, hosted many prominent figures, including Nigeria's vice-president, Kashim Shettima
  • Among those who also came to pay their last respect to the late governor were the national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, serving governors, former governors, senators, and ministers
  • The streets of Owo were lined with mourners and onlookers as the dignitaries from various states made their way to the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, the venue of the funeral service journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Owo, Ondo state - The funeral ceremony for former Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has started at St. Andrews Church, Owo.

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The late governor’s burial commenced on Monday, February 19, and has been ongoing throughout the week.

Rotimi Akeredolu's burial ongoing in Owo in Ondo state
Rotimi Akeredolu died on December 27, 2023, aged 67. Photo credit: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi
Source: Twitter

Present at the service, according to The Nation, are prominent Nigerians including vice president Kashim Shettima; Ondo governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa; the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje; Ogun governor, Dapo Abiodun; and Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; among several others.

Interment follows immediately at the burial site, Owo.

Below is the video of Shettima and others at Akeredolu's burial:

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The politician died of prolonged leukaemia at a German medical centre on December 27, 2023.

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Ondo govt declares 2-day public holiday

Earlier, reported that Aiyedatiwa declared Thursday, February 22, and Friday, February 23, 2024, as public holidays in the state to honour the late Akeredolu.

The two work-free days, according to Ebenezer Adeniyan, the chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor, will allow the people of Ondo state to participate in the burial activities of the late former governor.


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