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Akeredolu: Oyo declares three days mourning

Gov Rotimi Akeredolu

Gov Rotimi Akeredolu

Juliet Buna

 

Oyo State governor and vice chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, ‘Seyi Makinde, has declared three days of state mourning for the deceased Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

 

This was contained in a statement by the special adviser media to Oyo State Governor, Sulaimon Olanrewaju.

 

The governor, who gave this directive on Thursday, equally ordered that all flags at public offices in the state be flown at half-mast for three days.

 

The statement reads in part, “Oyo State governor and vice chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, ‘Seyi Makinde, has declared three days of state mourning for the deceased Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

 

“The governor, who gave this directive on Thursday, equally ordered that all flags at public offices in the state be flown at half-mast for three days.”

 

“Governor Makinde had, on Wednesday evening, alongside the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman, visited the Ibadan home of the late Ondo State governor.”

 

Akeredolu died on Wednesday at the age of 67 after battling prostate cancer.

 

After Akeredolu’s return from Germany, he stayed at his residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

 

It would be recalled that Governor Makinde had visited the late governor’s family in Ibadan on Wednesday.

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