Lagos State Government has donated N5 million, three coaster buses, ambulance and siren to the Yinka Odumakin solidarity memorial organised by the Civil Society and Pro-Democracy Movement, ahead of Saturday’s burial ceremony for the late activist.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Secretary, Planning Committee of the Civil Society for Yinka Odumakin memorial, Awa Bamiji.
The statement also stated that the Lagos State Government has approved the deployment of heavy security back-up towards the success of the Solidarity Memorial initiated by Comrades and Associates of Odumakin to celebrate and Immortalise the life and legacies of the late Afenifere spokesperson.
According to Awa, “the Government has also said that they are in consultation with the family of Odumakin on the appropriate support to be provided directly to them during the three-day burial activities to be held this week from Thursday to Saturday.”
“At the Police College Ground, Ikeja, Lagos State, there will be Lying-in-State, on Thursday, 11am-1pm; Service of songs and tributes, 1pm- 4pm.
“Friday, tributes’ session at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, 1pm-5pm; Candlelight procession at Moro, Osun State, 6pm; Candlelight procession from Moro to Ife Grand Resorts, near Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, 6pm.
“Fraternal solidarity, night musical gyration and tributes at Ife Grand Resorts, near Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, from 8pm till fade
“Lying-in-State at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, Saturday, 8am.
“Funeral Service at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Saturday, 10:00am, followed by private interment at country home, Moro, Osun State.
“The government, on this timely donation, is very categorical about supporting the ongoing donation for solidarity memorial by Comrade Yinka Odumakin’s Associates and Comrades,” the statement noted.
The committee released an update on the donations received by Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) on behalf of Yinka Odumakin Lives On Solidarity Memorial as of Wednesday, April 21, 2021.