The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde , Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has disclosed that the state government is going to do things at the right time concerning the death and burial of the immediate past governor of the state, Sen. Ayoola Ajimobi.
Adisa, who spoke while featuring on Bottomline, an interview programme on IBR 92.5 FM, said the state government will determine the right time, adding that the government is even in the process of determining the right time to celebrate the former governor.
He said the state government is in contact with the family of late Ajimobi, who died on June 25 in Lagos from COVID-19 complications to give him a befitting eighth day Fidau prayer.
Speaking on why the state government chose to eulogized late Oba Adesoji Aderemi in a national daily when it did not give a befitting burial to the late Ajimobi who served the state for eight years, Adisa said :“You must do things at the right time. Late Oba Adesoji Aderemi was not eulogized one week ago, or two months ago not because we have forgotten all the things that he did but because it was not the right time so we are going to do things at the right time. Even in burying, mourning and celebrating of the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, we still have to talk about the right time for the government to act. So, the government will determine the right time and the government is even determining the right time. As I speak with you, a committee of the state government is working with the family in line of trying to give him a befitting 8 day Fidau and all that. So, I can tell you that.
“I can tell you that originally, the state government planned big for the deceased. Yes! He eventually died. We didn’t want him to die because his death is a big loss to the state a lot of people will not know. They kept on jumping up and down on the social media. They don’t know the details of it all. They don’t even know what his death meant to the state. It’s the people in government and the governor that know what his death meant and may be a few family members but we are not going to dwell on all that. We are just going to tell you that the state government is doing things the right time.”
He added: “At the right time, you were talking of publication, you are going to see publications. When you are talking of other steps. When he died, the governor was outside the state, he went for a party assignment in Benin. His instinct was to return to the state immediately and take charge of the burial programme as the chief mourner but the system of the family did not allow the governor to take charge because probably because they did not understand the enormity of the power of the governor, which their late father wielded as the governor. They didn’t understand the importance of the office he held as the governor of Oyo State.”