Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to lead other dignitaries to the stately burial of the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade on February 12. This was announced by the governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi.
According to him, the burial rites will commence on February 6. Ajimobi announced this today at Monatan when he visited the residence of the late monarch.
The governor said the decision was taken by a committee comprising members of the deceased monarch’s family, Olubadan-in-council and the state government. He said the king will be given stately burial. He also informed that a burial committee would be announced and details of the activities would also be made public when all activities have been agreed upon.
“We have decided to make it a stately burial and we will set up a committee made up of members of the family, of which I am one; the Olubadan-in-council and government officials. We have agreed that we will commence all activities from February 6 and complete the burial ceremony on the February 12 with the interment. The committee will decide the modus operandi of the ceremonies,” Ajimobi said.
“Our own dear President Muhammadu Buhari and my colleague governors will top list of dignitaries we will be inviting to give late Oba Odugade a befitting burial. I’m using this medium to solicit the support of Ibadan people at home and in the Diaspora to join hands with us to make the ceremonies grand.”