PHOTOS: The Late Arisekola Buried In Ibadan Amid Tears
The late Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Abdul-Azeez Arisekola, was buried in his home in Ibadan, Oyo State, western Nigeria on Friday, 20 June, 2014 amid tears by family members, friends and associates.
It could be recalled that the late Arisekola died in a London Hospital on Wednesday and his remains were brought to Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan at exactly 10.05am today for prayer.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that after the prayer led by the Chief Imam of Ibadan, Haruna Suara, the corpse was taken to his Oluwokekere House, Ibadan, for interment.
* The late Arisekola
It was gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan was represented at the burial by the Minister State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan and Chairman of FERMA, Jide Adeniyi.
Also present were the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu; Industrialist, Kola Daisi; businessman, Oba Otudeko; and former Inspector General of Police, Musilu Smith.
Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, were also there.
* Children of the late Arisekola
Former Arch-Bishop of Ibadan, Alaba Job; Primate Ola Makinde and Abimbola Fashola, wife of Lagos State Governor, also attended.
The National Missioner, Ansar-u-deen Society of Nigeria, Abdurahaman Ahmad, who ministered at the occasion, implored the rich to emulate the philanthropic virtues of the late Arisekola.
“Arisekola was generous, friendly and accommodating to all and sundry, especially the downtrodden”, he said.
Also Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State extolled the virtues of the late religious leader, describing him as a philanthropist of philanthropists, who served the poor and also helped the rich during his lifetime.
The remains of Mr. Arisekola were laid to rest at 11.15 a.m. in his Oluwokekere residence in Bashorun, Ibadan.
Meanwhile, security operatives had a hard time controlling over one thousand people who forced their way into the premises with many falling and sustaining minor injuries.
The Government of Oyo State on Thursday declared declared seven days mourning for the late Arisekola-Alao who died from cancer at the age of 69.
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