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Final Farewell to Rotimi Akeredolu: Ondo’s Esteemed Leader to be Honored

Family Announces Burial Plans for Former Ondo Governor Akeredolu

by Oluwatosin Racheal Alabi

The family of the late Rotimi Akeredolu, former Governor of Ondo State, has announced the burial arrangements for the esteemed statesman. Akeredolu, who passed away on December 27, 2023, after a protracted illness in a German hospital, will be laid to rest on February 23.

Rotimi Akeredolu’s burial ceremony is set to span several days, beginning from February 15 to February 25, with services in Ibadan, Akure, and Owo. The family has planned a fitting tribute to honor his legacy, with the lying in state scheduled for February 21 at the State Sports Complex in Akure. The funeral service will be held on February 23 at St. Andrews Church, Owo, followed by the interment in Owo.

Rotimi Akeredolu, a respected figure in Nigerian politics and governance, left a significant mark through his public service and commitment to his state and country. His tenure as Governor of Ondo State was marked by various developmental initiatives and policies that positively impacted the lives of the people in the state.

In a statement released by the deceased’s eldest son, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the family expressed their deep gratitude for the outpouring of condolences and support during this difficult time. They noted that the love and kindness shown by well-wishers have been a source of strength and comfort. The Akeredolu family extended an invitation to friends, associates, and the public to join them in celebrating the life of a man who exemplified many admirable qualities and left a lasting legacy.

The passing of Rotimi Akeredolu has been deeply felt across Ondo State and beyond. His contributions to the state’s development and his role in national politics have made him a beloved and respected figure. The announcement of his burial arrangements has brought together a community in mourning, reflecting on the life and times of a distinguished leader.

Rotimi Akeredolu’s legacy is one of service, dedication, and a deep commitment to the welfare of his people. His tenure as governor was characterized by efforts to improve the infrastructure, economy, and social welfare of Ondo State. He will be remembered for his dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to the betterment of his state and its people.

As the Akeredolu family and the people of Ondo State prepare to bid farewell to their former governor, they do so with a sense of pride in his accomplishments and a commitment to continuing his legacy of service. The burial of Rotimi Akeredolu not only marks the end of an era but also serves as a reminder of the impact one individual can have on the lives of many.

The burial of Rotimi Akeredolu is a moment of reflection and celebration for the people of Ondo State and Nigeria at large. It is an opportunity to honor a man who dedicated his life to public service and made significant contributions to the development of his state and the country. As the nation prepares to say its final goodbye, Rotimi Akeredolu’s legacy of service, dedication, and commitment to the public good will continue to inspire and guide future generations.

In summary, the late Rotimi Akeredolu, a distinguished former Governor of Ondo State, will be laid to rest in a series of commemorative events reflecting his impactful life and service. His family, while mourning, expresses gratitude for the support received and invites the nation to join in honoring his memory. Akeredolu’s legacy remains a beacon of public service and commitment to community development, resonating with those he served and inspiring future leaders in Nigeria.

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