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Agagu burial date set

20 September 2013, 17:30

Akure - The Ondo State Government has fixed Oct. 4 for the internment of the former governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Agagu, whose death occurred on Sept. 13.

The Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, said  in a statement in Akure that the burial ceremony would kick off with a tribute day at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, on Oct. 2.

"On Oct. 3, the remains of the late politician will leave Lagos to arrive the Akure Airport by 9 a.m. to be laid in state at the Democracy Park, Akure.

"Another lying-in-state cum wake keep would take place on the same day, beginning from 5 p.m. at the Civic Centre, Iju-Odo, Okitipupa Local Government, the country home of Agagu," Akinmade said.

The commissioner also disclosed that a burial service would hold for the deceased on Oct. 4 at Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Ilu-Odo, at 11a.m.

Akinmade said the remains of the late politician would be interred at the same venue while reception would follow at Manuka Memorial Grammar School in Ilu-Odo.


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