The Ondo state Government has fixed 4th of October for the interment of the immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Agagu, who died on Friday, 13th September.
In a 3-day burial programme announced by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade, the burial events will kick off at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan being the Tribute Day beginning from 11am on 30th September.
On 3rd October, the body of the late politician will leave Lagos to arrive the Akure Airport by 9am where the body will lie-in- state at the Democracy Park Akure, the state capital.
Another lying- in-state cum wake-keep will take place on the same day beginning from 5pm at the Civic Centre Iju-Odo, Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
Burial service for the deceased will hold on Friday, 4th October at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Iju-Odo, Okitipupa Local Government by 11 am while the remains of the Late Dr Agagu will be interred at the same venue and reception follows at Manuwa Memorial Grammar School, Iju-Odo.
The Ondo State Governor, Dr OLusegun Mimiko, had at a special prayer session for the state in Akure on Wednesday charged the people of the state to troop out enmasse for the burial to honour his late predecessor.
The well attended meeting organised by the state Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board and state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), held at the Ondo State Cultural Centre Akure.
Dr Mimiko had earlier declared a 7-day of mourning in the state in honour of the late Agagu.
Mimiko made the declaration on Sunday, during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in his Ikoyi, Lagos residence.
He was accompanied by his wife, Olukemi, members of the national and state assemblies and state executive council from the southern senatorial district and top government officials. The Governor was received by the younger brother to the late former Governor and his Chief of Staff while he reigned as the governor of the state, Mr Femi Agagu and members of the family.
Speaking during the visit, Mimiko described the late Agagu as a colossus of intellectual and political capabilities, who achieved so much greatness in his life time. He also described his demise as an irreparable loss to the people of Ondo state and Nigeria, considering his immense contributions to the state and national development during his tenure as minister, deputy governor and governor of the state.