C’ttee announces Oluwole Awolowo’s burial arrangements

Oluwole Awolowo Burial Planning Committee has released details of a three-day funeral arrangements to mark the transition of the late Publisher of the Tribune titles, Chief Oluwole Awolowo.

The remains of the deceased are expected to arrive Nigeria from London at 6am, Wednesday, April 17, while a valedictory session and lying-in-state will hold at the Lagos State House of Assembly, before the body leaves for 31, Park Lane, Apapa, for a service of songs at 5pm.

On Thursday, April 18, the body will depart Apapa at 7am for Tribune House in Ibadan for another lying-in-state and tribute session at 10am.

Entertainment of the Ikenne community follows at Ikenne Town Hall in Ikenne Remo, Ogun State.

Still on Thursday, Chief Oluwole Awolowo will be laid in Ikenne before a Christian wake keep at the Obafemi Awolowo Memorial Anglican Church, Ikenne, where he was an active church official for many years.

A funeral service will be held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne Remo, after which interment will follow.

Entertainment of guests, according to the committee, is slated for Obafemi Awolowo Square, Ikenne Remo.

Oluwole Awolowo, who died on March 27 in the United Kingdom, is survived by wives, children, grandchildren, sisters and an aged mother.

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