Ex-Governor Ajimobi’s Burial Postponed
The funeral burial of former Oyo Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, has been postponed.
His spokesman, Bolaji Tunji, told reporters in his Oluyole, Ibadan residence on Friday morning the family would soon make an announcement of the burial programme.
Tunji said: “The funeral arrangements will be announced soon by the family but it will be observed privately so as to be in accordance with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.”
He appealed to sympathisers, who have been thronging his residence, to continue following NCDC guidelines by washing their hands, using face masks and keeping social distancing, among others.
Ajimobi died in a private hospital in Lagos on Thursday at 70.
Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (16 December 1949 – 25 June 2020) was a Nigerian politician from Oyo State, south-western Nigeria.
He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.
He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party, a bid which he lost.
He contested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote.
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