The burial rites of the Ex-Oyo State Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, has been postponed.
The spokesman for the late former Governor, Bolaji Tunji, told reporters at his Oluyole residence in Ibadan on Friday morning that the family would soon release an announcement of the burial programme.
Tunji said: “The funeral arrangements will be announced soon by the family but it will be observed privately so as to be in accordance with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.”
He implored to sympathizers, who have been thronging his residence, to observe NCDC guidelines by washing their hands, using face masks and keeping social distancing, among others.
Ajimobi died on Thursday at age 70 in a private hospital in Lagos
The corpse of the former Oyo Governor has been deposited at Toks funeral Home, Alausa before he will be buried according to Islamic custom which was supposed to take place today.
Although he was reported to have tested negative to COVID-19 before a lung surgery he did not recover from, it is yet to be confirmed if he will be honoured with a state burial ceremony by Oyo State government due to COVID-19 procedures.
A stampede of Party loyalists and supporters have been trooping in and out of his Ibadan residence since the news of his death became known.
Mr. Isiaka Ajimobi, the 70-year-old, former governor of Oyo state, who had been on a life support machine since last Friday at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, has passed away following Coronavirus complications, finally died on Thursday.