Oyo Fixes Feb 12 For Olubadan’s Burial

22 Jan 2016

Oyo Fixes Feb 12 For Olubadan’s Burial


LATE OBA SAMUEL ODULANAGOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State yesterday revealed that the entombment customs for the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, would begin on February 6, while his remaining parts would be interred on February 12, in the state capital. 

Ajimobi, who reported this amid a condolence visit to the Monatan, residence of the expired, said President Muhammad Buhari would be required to lead different dignitaries to the city for the internment ceremonies.

He said the choice was taken by a panel including members of the expired ruler's family, Olubadan-in-chamber and the state government to guarantee that Oba Odulana is given a stately last farewell.

Ajimobi said an entombment panel would be unveiled at the appropriate time, including that details of the exercises would likewise be made public when the sum total of what exercises have been concurred upon. 

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The governor said: "We have chosen to make it a stately entombment and we will set up a board of trustees made up of members of the family, of which I am one; the Olubadan-in-gathering and government officials. 

"We have concurred that we will initiate all exercises from February 6 and complete the internment service on the February 12 with the interment. The board will choose the business as usual of the ceremonies

"Our own dear President Muhammadu Buhari and my associate governors will beat rundown of dignitaries we will welcome to give late Oba Odulana a befitting internment. I'm utilizing this medium to request the backing of Ibadan people at home and in the Diaspora to hold hands with us to make the services grand."

The governor said the demise of the foremost ruler, who he portrayed as his dad, was a personal misfortune to him, including that the ruler interceded three different events to make ready for him to end up governor.

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He prompted future Olubadans to copy the great characters and humble lifestyle of the late Oba Odulana for the proceeded with improvement, peace and progress of Ibadanland.

News Source: TheGuardianNigeria, 9jaTales

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