Ondo govt declares 3-day mourning for Akeredolu


The Ondo State Government has declared three days of mourning in honour of late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Akeredolu died on Wednesday morning in Germany from complications of prostate cancer.

Consequently, acting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa was sworn in as substantive Governor of Ondo State on Wednesday evening.

The Governor, in a press statement issued through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, said the period of mourning, with fasting and prayer, takes effect from Thursday, December 28 to Saturday, December 30, 2023.

While “All national flags are to be flown at half-mast in reflection of the mood of the State for seven days,” the Governor also announced the suspension of State government ceremonies during this period of mourning.

“Meanwhile, condolence registers have been opened at the Governor’s Office and the Government House in Akure, as well as at the State Liaison Offices in Lagos and Abuja.

“May the soul of our late leader rest in perfect peace, amen,” he said.


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