Late elder statesman and leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, will be buried on August 4, his family has announced.
The family said he will be buried at his hometown in Iye Ekiti at St. John Anglican Church, Iye-Ekiti in the same tomb with his wife, who died in 2014.
One of the sons of the elder statesman, Folabi Fasanmi, told reporters in the deceased Osogbo residence: “Baba’s wish for his burial is that he should be buried almost immediately and I can say that with what we have on ground now Baba should be buried next week Tuesday, 4th August 2020.
“We are going to work in conjunction with his political associates and the southwest governors.
“He is going to be buried at our hometown in St. John Anglican Church, Iye-Ekiti. He is going to share the same tomb with his wife who died in 2014.
“The tomb double-decker and the arrangement between them was that whosoever goes first will be buried underneath and who goes last will be on top. I am sure they will unite together in paradise.
“Once everything is put in place we shall let everyone known the detail of the burial arrangement.”
THE NEWS1 day ago
Female soldier beats up physically challenged man in Ibadan [VIDEO]
THE NEWS16 hours ago
BREAKING: Appeal court okays death sentence for Maryam Sanda, woman who killed her husband
THE NEWS2 days ago
BREAKING: Ex-Pension boss, Maina extradited to Nigeria (PHOTOS)
THE NEWS22 hours ago
BREAKING: Court remands Maina at Kuje Correctional Centre
THE NEWS12 hours ago
Bye-election: Police restricts movement in five Lagos LGAs on Saturday
THE NATION13 hours ago
Maina: Ndume withdraws as surety, says ex-pension boss not trustworthy
THE NATION24 hours ago
Drama as IGP queries force legal officer for suing #EndSARS panels
THE NEWS2 days ago
#EndSARS: Police ask court to halt ongoing judicial probe