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Akeredolu for burial Feb 23 – Family


Rotimi Akeredolu

The late former governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, who passed away on December 27, 2023, will be laid to rest on February 23, 2024, according to a funeral schedule released by the Akeredolu family.

The funeral service will take place at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, beginning at 10 am, followed by interment strictly for immediate family members.

In a statement signed by Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu, Jnr., the family expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support received during this challenging time. They thanked everyone for their warmth, compassion, and expressions of love.

The statement reads in part “With hearts overflowing with gratitude, the entire Akeredolu family wishes to extend our deepest appreciation to all those who have extended their warmth and compassion to us during this trying time, following the unfortunate transition of our beloved Patriarch, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, former Governor of Ondo State (February 2017 – December 2023). The outpouring of love we have received has been nothing short of a deluge, and for that, we are profoundly grateful.”

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The funeral arrangements include various events to celebrate Akeredolu’s life:

Thursday, February 15, 2024: Winning Soul Crusade at MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure, at 5 pm.

Friday, February 16, 2024: Jumat Service at Akure Central Mosque at 2 pm.

Saturday, February 17, 2024: Loyola Day of Tributes at Loyola College Hall, Old Ife Rd, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Sunday, February 18, 2024:** OAU Night of Tributes at OAU Secretariat, Old Ife Road, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Monday, February 19, 2024: Special Court Session at Oyo State Judiciary Complex, High Court 1, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, at 10 am. NBA Tribute Session follows immediately at Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre, Iyagakun, Ibadan, Oyo State. Service of Songs/Night of Tributes at Jogor Centre, Liberty Road, Ibadan, from 5 pm to 9 pm.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Commendation Service at All Saints Anglican Church, Jericho, Ibadan, from 10 am to 12 Noon. Private Viewing (Strictly By Invitation) at Residence, Ibadan, Oyo State, at 3 pm.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024: Ajabue (Traditional Rites) in Owo, Ondo State, from 9 am to 4 pm. Special Court Session at Court 1, Ondo State High Court Headquarters, Hospital Road, Akure, Ondo State, at 10 am. Lying in State and Commendation Service at Akure Township Stadium at 1 pm. Evening of Tributes at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024: Service of Songs at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, Ondo State, at 4 pm. Wake-Keep at Maranatha Villa, Owo, Ondo state, at 8 pm. Candlelight Procession & World Gyration by the Kegites Club from 8 pm till Dawn.

Friday, February 23, 2024: Funeral Service at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, at 10 am. Interment follows immediately after the burial service at the burial site, Owo (Strictly for immediate family). Reception at Mydas Hotel and Resort, Ikare Road, Owo, by 1 pm.

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

Sunday, February 25, 2024: Thanksgiving Service at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, at 10 am.