Ajimobi buried Sunday morning in Ibadan


The remains of former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, were on Sunday laid to rest at his Oluyole Estate residence.

The former governor was buried at 10.20 a.m. according to Islamic rites after his body was brought in from Lagos early on Sunday, TRIBUNE ONLINE reports.

His burial was only attended by family members with some insiders so as to observe social distance laid by NCDC.

Among the clerics at the burial were Alhaji Kunle Sanni, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, Chief Imam of Ibadan land, Sheikh Abubakri AbdulGaniyu Agbotomokere among others.

Also present were APC gubernatorial candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Hon Shina Peller, Honourable Saheed Akinade-Fijabi, Representative of Ekiti State governor, Senator Teslim Folarin, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare and members of 8th Assembly.

Prior to the burial, a statement by his media aide, Bolaji Tunji had indicated some details about the event.

The statement read: “Following the release of details for the funeral of the immediate past Governor of Oyo state, His Excellency SENATOR ABIOLA AJIMOBI, the family wishes to reiterate its desire to hold the event in strict compliance with COVID-19 funeral protocols.

“Essentially, only religious clerics who have been invited should assemble at the venue of the funeral, which is the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque in Oke-Ado.

“Other sympathizers and well-wishers are kindly advised to join the event through the link below to view the live coverage from 12 noon, Sunday, the 28th June, 2020.


“Thank you.”

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