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Just In: Ondo declares Thursday, Friday work-free days

By Adedotun Ajayi

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared Thursday, February 22 and Friday 23, 2024 as public holidays in the State.

This is in honour of the former Governor of the State, late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN.

This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor.

The two work-free days will allow the people of the State to participate in the burial activities of the former Governor.

The burial activities, which started last Thursday, continue as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 21:
    Ajabue (Traditional Rites)
    Owo.
    Time: 9 am – 4pm

Special Court Session
Court 1, Ondo State High Court Headquarters,
Hospital Road, Akure.
Time : 10am

Lying in State and Commendation Service
Akure Township Stadium
Time: 1pm

Evening of Tributes
St Andrews Church,
Imola Street, Owo
Time:4pm – 7pm

  • Thursday, February 22 (Public holiday):
    Service of Songs
    St Andrews Cathedral, Imola Street,
    Owo.
    Time: 4pm

Wake-Keep
Maranatha Villa, Owo.
Time: 8pm

Candlelight Procession & World Gyration
by the Kegites Club
Time: 8pm till Dawn

  • Friday, February 23 (Public holiday):
    Funeral Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo.
    Time: 10 am

Interment follows immediately after the burial service at the burial site, Owo. (Strictly for immediate family)

Reception at Mydas Hotel and Resort, Ikare Road, Owo by 1pm.

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024:
    Akeredolu Memorial Friendly football match
    Akure Township Stadium, Akure.
    Time: 3 pm
  • Sunday, February 25, 2024:
    Thanksgiving Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo
    Time: 10 am.
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