The Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa ais well as his Deputy , Dr. Olayide Adelami among other key government’s functionaries last night attended the ‘Winning Souls Crusade’ organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in honour of late Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.

The crusade marked the beginning of the funeral arrangements of late Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, who passed on to eternal glory on the 27th December, 2023.

The program which afforded the leadership and members of CAN the opportunity to pray for the repose of the soul of late Governor Akeredolu also had large turnout of residents across the state.

Also today, there will be a Special jumat service in honour of Akeredolu at Akure Central Mosque and other central mosques across the state.

Other activities lined up for the burial rites are as stated below.

• Friday, February 16, 2024:

Jumat Service at Akure Central Mosque

Time: 2pm

•Saturday, February 17, 2024:

Loyola Day of Tributes at Loyola College Hall,

Old Ife Rd, Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State.

• Sunday, February 18, 2024:

OAU Night of Tributes at OAU Secretariat, Old Ife

Road, Agodi, Ibadan Oyo State.

Time: 4 pm- 6pm

• Monday, February 19, 2024:

Special Court Session

Oyo State Judiciary Complex,

High Court 1, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Time: 10 am

NBA Tribute Session

Follows immediately @ Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre, Iyagakun, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Service of Songs/ Night of Tributes,
Jogor Centre, Liberty Road, Ibadan
Time: 5pm – 9 pm

• Tuesday, February 20, 2024:

Commendation Service

All Saints Church, Jericho, Ibadan

Time: 10 am – 12 Noon

Private Viewing (Strictly By Invitation)

Residence, Ibadan Oyo State

Time: 3pm

• Wednesday, February 21, 2024:

Ajabue (Traditional Rites)

Owo, Ondo State

Time: 9 am – 4pm

Special Court Session

Court 1, Ondo State High Court Headquarters,

Hospital Road, Akure, Ondo State

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, 2024:

Service of Songs

St Andrews Cathedral, Imola Street,

Owo, Ondo State.

Time: 4pm


Maranatha Villa, Owo,

Ondo state

Time: 8pm

Candlelight Procession & World Gyration

by the Kegites Club

Time: 8pm till Dawn

Friday, February 23, 2024:

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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