There was a light drama in Isara Remo, Ogun East Senatorial District yesterday as former President Olusegun Obasanjo locked mourners exterior throughout the burial of his mom in-law.
The transfer was in ex-President’s strict enforcement of the Covid-19 protocols relating to protected bodily distance and minimal variety of individuals permissible in an enclosed area.
On the St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion) Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun State venue of the Order of Service for the stays of his mom in-law, Mrs Florence Mopelola Adenekan, Obasanjo manned the church’s improve door and ensured that the accredited restrict of these to be allowed in was strictly adhered to.
The previous President ordered lots of the mourners who needed to be a part of the funeral service to return and personally shut the Church doorways towards them because the service presided over by the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Rev Dr Matthew Olusina Fape, commenced at about 10.30 am.
Among the elder statesman’s shut aides and associates weren’t spared – they too had been additionally locked exterior regardless of having their face masks on.
The late Mrs Adenekan was the mom of Chief (Mrs) Bola Obasanjo. She died on April 17, 2020; two days earlier than her 90th birthday.
The nonagenarian was interred on the church cemetery positioned behind the church with Obasanjo main the household of his in-laws to carry out the dust-to-dust rites.
Mrs Obasanjo was absent on the ceremony, as she was stated to have travelled to the UK (UK) and couldn’t make it.
The previous President later paid homage to the 4 conventional rulers at Ode and Isara communities in firm along with his Particular Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, amongst others.
The visited monarchs embody Oba Mukaila Akanbi Olabinjo (Isara); the Iraye Remo, Oba Samuel Olatunji Kalejaiye; the Eleposo Eposo Ode Remo, Oba Albert Adebose Mayungbe and the Alaye Ode, Oba (Suvr.) Adetunji Osho.
Oba Osho stated Obasanjo had demonstrated “how true and revered Yoruba son he’s by visiting their domains regardless of approaching private engagement to the world.
“We will proceed to be taught out of your knowledge. All the folks of Ode is proud and admire this go to,” the standard ruler stated.