Ekiti, Ondo Begin Final Burial of Old Ondo Gov, Olumilua

Kayode Fayemi

Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday received the corpse of former Governor of the Old Ondo State, Late Bamidele Olumilua, from his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, as the two states prepare for the final burial of the former governor.

Akeredolu led top government functionaries in handing over the remains of the former governor to Fayemi at Ikere-Ekiti, a border town to the two states.

Present at the brief event were the children and family members of the deceased, including the Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Aare Olumuyiwa Olumilua; Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu, and other top government officials from Ekiti State.

The late Olumilua, who died on June 4, 2020, at the age of 80, was the governor of old Ondo State (comprising the present Ondo and Ekiti States) between 1992 and 1993.

Fayemi had during his condolence visit to the residence of the deceased promised to work out modality with Akeredolu to give the former governor a befitting burial.

Ekiti State Government has scheduled a commendation service in honour of Olumilua for today in Ado- Ekiti.