Ondo: Governor Akeredolu begins the burial of his mother in Owo


The journey of Grace Akeredolu, mother of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu to the afterlife began in Owo with a traditional procession which was honored by senior government officials.

The ancient town of Owo in Ondo State came to life as the burial ceremony of Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu, mother of Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, began with the procession tradition of Ajabue around the city.

The traditional procession was led by Governor Akeredolu and his siblings.

Residents of Owo gathered in their hundreds to join the procession, which started from the Oke-Ogun area of ​​Owo.

It was held in the middle of a funfair at each junction, with senior government officials joining the train.

The procession was attended by the State President of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr. Ade Adetimehin; Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale; Special Adviser to the Governor for Trade Union Issues and Special Tasks, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye; Commissioner of Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Eng. Raimi Aminu; Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Deaconess Lola Fagbemi; Special Advisor to the Governor for Transport, Tobi Ogunleye and Chairman of Ondo State Internal Tax Services, Mr. Tolu Adegbie.

Others were the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant for Strategy and Special Tasks, Dr. Doyin Odebowale; Principal Special Assistant to the Governor for Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo; Special Assistant to the Governor for Natural Resources, Lawal Fatai Olushina; Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms. Funke Aruna; Special Assistant to the Governor of Toyosi and Chairman of Owo Local Government, Mr. Samuel Adegbegi.

Speaking after the procession, one of the sons of the deceased, Wole Akeredolu, appreciated people’s participation in the event.

According to him, the general public who attended the Ajabue dance demonstrated the affection of the people for

Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu died on September 15, aged 90.


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