The Edo State Government has approved a state burial for veteran musician, academic and Nigeria's first Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Sir Victor Uwaifo.
WuzupNigeria reported that the Edo-state-born sculptor and writer died on August 28 at the age of 80.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Osaigbovo Iyoha.
The statement reads in part, “The Governor has approved a state burial for an illustrious and dearly beloved Edo music icon, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.
“The Edo State Government is working closely with the family of Prof. Uwaifo to ensure a seamless state burial.
“Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.”