Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa Declares Two-Day Holiday for Akeredolu’s Funeral

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, has declared Thursday, February 22nd, and Friday, February 23rd, 2024, as public holidays in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, who said the holiday is in honour of the former Governor of the State, late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.

Adeniyan said the two work-free days will allow the people of the State to participate in the burial activities of the former Governor who died last December.

According to him, the burial activities, which started last Thursday, continue as follows:

Wednesday, February 21, Ajabue (Traditional Rites) in Owo at 9am till 4pm

“A Special Court Session at Court 1, Ondo State High Court Headquarters, Hospital Road, Akure, at 10am

“Lying in State and Commendation Service Akure Township Stadium Time: 1pm, Evening of Tributes at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo between 4pm and 7pm

“On Thursday, February 22 (Public holiday):

Service of Songs at St Andrews Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo at 4pm while Wake-Keep holds at Maranatha Villa, Owo at 8pm

And candlelight Procession & World Gyration by the Kegites Club from 8pm till Dawn

According to him, Friday, February 23 (Public holiday): Funeral Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo at 10am and interment follows immediately after the burial service at the burial site, Owo. (Strictly for immediate family) while Reception at Mydas Hotel and Resort, Ikare Road, Owo by 1pm.

Saturday, February 24, 2024: Akeredolu Memorial Friendly football match Akure Township Stadium, Akure at 3 pm

And the Thanksgiving Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 10 am.

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