An ex Governor of Lagos State, Sir Michael Otedola, was buried in his native town of Epe, Lagos State, on May 30, 2014, Friday.
The ceremony was held amidst tight security, as some of the top people of Nigeria were in attendance.
The list of those who personally honoured late Otedola included President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Patience, ex President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Fashola and his wife Abimbola. Former governors of Ogun and Anambra states, Olusegun Osoba and Peter Obi, were also in attendance.
It would be noted that it was the first meeting between the president and OBJ since Obasanjo has proposed a peaceful resolution of 47-day-long crisis with missing Chibok girls, and declared that he would ask President Jonathan’s permission to act in an ‘alternative’ way to get the students released.
* Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan at the Funeral Mass for former Lagos State Governor, late Sir Michael Otedola in Lagos. Photo credit – The Nation
* Jonathan, Obasanjo, others bid Otedola farewell. Photo credit – @exxonose
* Femi Otedola, President Jonathan, the First Lady, Obasanjo at the church service for Otedola. Photo credit – @VenoSanya
The sermon was delivered by Monsignor Philip Hoteyin, Chaplain of Marian Shrine, Lagos Catholic Diocese, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ibowon, Epe. The chaplain addressed President Goodluck Jonathan, urged him to strengthen the unity in Nigeria.
Sir Michael Otedola died at the age of 87 on May 5, 2014. He took the post of the governor in January 1992 and left this position in November 1993. The deceased used to be the father of a Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola.
Rest in peace.
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