From Valedictory Service to Service of Songs, Ondo State Honors Akeredolu’s Legacy

Akeredolu’s Farewell: Ondo Unveils February Funeral Plans

A Week of Tributes:

The Ondo State government has finalized the funeral arrangements for former governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, with events spanning ten days from February 15th to the 25th.

This comprehensive schedule offers a glimpse into the official send-off planned for the late leader.

Spiritual Start:

The festivities commence with a crusade in the state capital, Akure, on February 15th, setting a solemn and reflective tone.

Following this, a Friday Jumat service will provide further opportunity for religious observance and prayer.

Tributes Across Locations:

Monday, February 19th, features a valedictory service and tributes from the Nigerian Bar Association held in Ibadan.

This highlights Akeredolu’s distinguished legal career alongside his political legacy.

Family, Faith, and Farewell:

Tuesday sees a commendation service and lying-in-state at the late governor’s residence in Ibadan.

This intimate setting allows immediate family and close associates to pay their respects.

Ondo Honors its Leader:

Wednesday, February 21st, marks the official Ondo State program in Akure, with festivities unfolding throughout the day.

This event brings together dignitaries and citizens to commemorate Akeredolu’s impact on the state.

Homecoming to Owo:

The following day, a service of songs takes place in Owo, Akeredolu’s hometown, offering residents a chance to celebrate his life within a familiar setting.

This culminates in his funeral service at St. Andrews Church on Friday, February 23rd.

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived:

After the official ceremony, a reception at Mydas Hotel allows supporters and well-wishers to gather and share memories of the former governor.

The week of mourning concludes with a final thanksgiving service at St. Andrews Church in Owo on Sunday, February 25th.

Southwest Solidarity:

Underscoring the widespread respect for Akeredolu, the governors of the six Southwest states have pledged their support to Governor Aiyedatiwa and the Akeredolu family in ensuring a dignified send-off.

This collaboration emphasizes the unity and shared sense of loss felt across the region.

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