The Ondo State Government under Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has announced that the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s burial will take place on February 23 and 24, 2024.
Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa fixed the dates on Monday after a state cabinet meeting.
Akeredolu died at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday, 27, 2023, at a German hospital where he was receiving treatment.
He died of leukemia and prostate cancer, two ailments that had made him incapacitated for several months.
His remains was brought from Germany to Nigeria on January 6, 2023.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the announcement of the burial was overshadowed by a heated exchange between Aiyedatiwa and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Princess Oladunni Odu.
According to reliable sources, Odu was furious to find her name missing from the burial planning committee.
“The burial has been fixed between February 23 and 24. Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who also doubled as the Chairman of the Committee made the announcement on Monday,” a source at the meeting said.
The source added, “SSG (Odu) got wind that her name was not on the list of the committee and during a meeting with the governor, Aiyedatiwa, at the governor’s office, she raised her concerns about it.
“It became a whole lot of argument and charged at the governor for not including her on the list of the committee. But it took the intervention of other cabinet members at the meeting to calm the nerves of the woman. In fact, I’m aware that the meeting did not end peacefully due to the manner Odu behaved.”