Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Akeredolu: Aiyedatiwa declares three-day mourning 


The Ondo State Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared three days of mourning in honour of his predecessor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who died on Wednesday.

This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ebenezer Adeniyan, on Wednesday evening.

The mourning commences on Thursday, according to the statement.

The statement read, “In a solemn declaration, the Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has announced a three-day period of state mourning in honour of the late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, former Governor of Ondo State, who died in the early hours of Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

“This period of mourning, with fasting and prayer, takes effect from Thursday, December 28 to Saturday, December 30, 2023. Also, all national flags are to be flown at half-mast in reflection of the mood of the state for seven days.

“The governor also announced the suspension of state government ceremonies during this period of mourning.

“Meanwhile, condolence registers have been opened at the Governor’s Office and the Government House in Akure, as well as State Liaison Offices in Lagos and Abuja.

“May the soul of our late leader rest in perfect peace, Amen.”


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