According to Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the governor of Ondo State, the funeral for the late Rotimi Akeredolu will be a celebration of life rather than a somber event.
Additionally, Aiyedatiwa stated that Akeredolu would receive a state funeral, noting that his family is awaiting additional information regarding the funeral procedures.
The governor said this while receiving the new Vice Chancellor of Elizade University,Ilara- Mokin, Prof Kayode Ijadunola, who visited him in Akure.
He described the death of the former governor as a big loss owing to the contributions he had made in all spheres of human endeavour.
His words:”The burial of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredelu will not be a gloomy affair but a celebration of the life of a patriot who was true to life and mankind.’’
The governor said Akeredolu will be given a well-deserved state burial, saying the family is being awaited for further briefing.
Aiyedatiwa noted that Elizade University is a fantastic institution, saying the state government holds the founder, Chief Michael Ade Ojo, in high esteem.
Earlier, ljadunola called for a strong collaboration between the Ondo State government and the university.
This was contained in a statement by the school’s Head, Public Relations, Williams Olufunmi.
He said the university employs no fewer than 500 Ondo indigenes alongside others around the world, adding that they contribute substantially to the socio-economic growth of the state.
The Vice-Chancellor said he was in the governor’s office to let him know he had taken over as Elizade University’s fourth Vice-Chancellor and to express his condolences for his predecessor’s passing.
Ijadunola also paid visits to Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure, and Oba Abiodun Aderemi Adefehinti, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin.