Recall that the family had earlier announced that his burial which was scheduled for today had been postponed.
According to a statement signed by his media aide, Bolaji Tunji the burial will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2020, at 12 noon.
The funeral, however, will be attended by family alone, in order to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 precautionary protocols. The family further said a larger funeral gathering will be announced in the near future so that well-wishers can pay him their respect.
Senator Ajimobi died around 4 pm on Thursday at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos.
The statement read:
“In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the date for the funeral ceremony has been announced. Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke-Ado, Ibadan at 12noon on Sunday the 28th of June 2020 after the traditional Muslim prayers.
“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation. Furthermore, the details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow.
“In the near future, details of a larger funeral gathering will be announced where a lot more of his well-wishers will have the opportunity to pay him their respect.
26 June 2020