Fasanmi’s Burial Won’t Violate COVID-19 Protocols, Says Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said the state will celebrate the exit of the late Afenifere leader, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The governor said this on Saturday while speaking at Fasanmi’s residence in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

Fasanmi, an indigene of Iye-Ekiti in Ekiti state, lived for several decades in Osogbo, where he died on Wednesday night at the age of 94.

But he will be buried beside his wife in his hometown on Tuesday, August 4.

Fayemi spoke through the Chairman of Ekiti state Local Government Service Commission, who represented him at the Fasanmi’s residence in Osogbo on Saturday.

The governor, who announced on his Twitter handle that he had recovered from COVID-19 on Saturday morning, described Fasanmi as a very honest politician, whose virtues should be imbibed by the present and coming generations.

He said, “Papa lived a life of honesty, that is worthy of emulation by the present generation and those coming behind.

“That is why Papa will always be adored by most of us coming after him. He was an asset in every aspect of his life. He was an epitome of integrity and he was courageous.

“As a father, his home coming would have been a big celebration for us but COVID-19 pandemic won’t allow us to celebrate him the way we would have loved to.

” His life is worthy of celebration and Ekiti as a state would have showcased the burial and he would have been given a befitting burial that he deserves.

” But despite that , we will do whatever we will do in strict compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

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