Akeredolu family releases funeral timetable for late ex-Governor

The family of the late Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, former Governor of Ondo State, has released the funeral timetable for the burial of their late patriarch, who passed away on December 23, 2023.

In a statement signed by his son, Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu, Jnr., the family said they were grateful for the outpouring of love and sympathy they have received from friends, associates, and well-wishers across the country and beyond, following the demise of the former Governor.

The statement also invited the public to late governor’s funeral.

The funeral activities are as follows:

• Thursday, February 15, 2024:
Winning Soul Crusade at MKO Abiola Democracy Park, Akure
Time: 5pm

• Friday, February 16, 2024:
Jumat Service at  Akure Central Mosque
Time: 2pm

•Saturday, February 17, 2024:
Loyola Day of Tributes at Loyola College Hall,
Old Ife Rd, Agodi,
Ibadan, Oyo State.

• Sunday, February 18, 2024:
OAU Night of Tributes at OAU Secretariat, Old Ife
Road, Agodi, Ibadan Oyo State.
Time: 4 pm- 6pm

• Monday, February 19, 2024:
Special Court Session 
Oyo State Judiciary Complex,
High Court 1, Ring Road
Ibadan, Oyo State.
Time: 10 am

NBA Tribute Session
Follows immediately @ Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre,
Iyagakun, Ibadan, Oyo State

Service of Songs/ Night of Tributes
Jogor Centre, Liberty Road,
Time: 5pm – 9 pm

• Tuesday, February 20, 2024:
Commendation Service
All Saints Church, Jericho, Ibadan
Time: 10 am – 12 Noon

Private Viewing (Strictly By Invitation)
Residence, Ibadan Oyo State
Time: 3pm

• Wednesday, February 21, 2024:
Ajabue (Traditional Rites)
Owo, Ondo State
Time: 9 am – 4pm

Special Court Session
Court 1, Ondo State High Court Headquarters,
Hospital Road, Akure, Ondo State
Time : 10am

Lying in State and Commendation Service
Akure Township Stadium
Time: 1pm

Evening of Tributes
St Andrews Church,
Imola Street, Owo
Time:4pm – 7pm

• Thursday, February 22, 2024:
Service of Songs
St Andrews Cathedral, Imola Street,
Owo, Ondo State.
Time: 4pm

Maranatha Villa, Owo,
Ondo state
Time: 8pm

Candlelight Procession & World Gyration
by the Kegites Club
Time: 8pm till Dawn

Friday, February 23, 2024:
Funeral Service at St Andrews Church, Imola Street, Owo.
Time: 10 am

Interment follows immediately after the burial service at the burial site, Owo. (Strictly for immediate family)

Reception at Mydas Hotel and Resort, Ikare Road, Owo by 1pm.

Saturday, February 24, 2024:
Akeredolu Memorial Friendly football match
Akure Township Stadium, Akure.
Time: 3 pm

• Sunday, February 25, 2024:
Thanksgiving Service at St Andrews Church,  Imola Street, Owo
Time: 10 am

The family also requested prayers, support, and encouragement from the public as they prepare to bid farewell to their Patriarch.

“Your unwavering display of affection has touched our souls in immeasurable ways, and mere words cannot adequately express our gratitude. Your love and kindness serve as powerful catalysts, strengthening our unshakeable faith in God Almighty and reaffirming our commitment to serving humanity,” the statement concluded.

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