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Ajimobi’s Burial Will Be In Accordance With NCDC Guidelines – Bolaji Tunji

Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi

The burial ceremony of former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has been postponed.

His spokesperson, Bolaji Tunji revealed this to the press recently.

According to him, all plans have been postponed and the family would soon make an announcement to that effect.

He added that the burial will be in accordance with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.

His words, β€œThe 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.”

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Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (16 December 1949 – 25 June 2020) was a Nigerian politician from Oyo State, south-western Nigeria. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria. He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years, and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party, a bid which he lost. He recontested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote. He died from Coronavirus complications after being hospitalised at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday 25th June, 2020.

Abiola Ajimobi was born on 16 December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan. His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan). His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. He started his education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan. He completed his primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin. His secondary education was at Lagelu Grammar School. As a high school student he was active in athletics, table tennis, and football including serving as the school’s games prefect.

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