Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has announced three days of mourning in the state to honour the late former Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Akure by Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
Aiyedatiwa said this period of mourning, with fasting and prayer, takes effect from Thursday, December 28, to Saturday, December 30, 2023.
He also said that all national flags were to be flown at half-mast in reflection of the mood of the state for seven days.
The governor announced the suspension of state government ceremonies during the period of mourning.
“Meanwhile, condolence registers have been opened at the Governor’s Office and the Government House in Akure, as well as at the State Liaison Offices in Lagos and Abuja.
“May the soul of our late leader rest in perfect peace, amen,’ he said.
Akeredolu died in the early hours of Wednesday from a prolonged battle with prostate cancer, according to a statement issued by the state government.