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Agagu to be buried beside father's grave

By The Citizen
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Okitipupa (Ondo State) - The late former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu, is to be buried beside his father's grave, his Kuyeju family in Lameha Quarters, Iju-Odo, has said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late governor, who was 65, slumped and died on Sept. 13 at his Ikoyi residence in Lagos.

NAN also reports that the Ondo State Government has officially announced that Agagu would be buried on Oct. 4 at Iju Odo, Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.

Chief Samuel Akinrogunde, a member of the Kuyeju family, told NAN on Friday in Iju Odo that Agagu had ordered that he should be buried beside his father's grave at St. Paul's Anglican Church cemetery.

'Before he died, he had ordered that he should be buried beside his father, late Chief Olorunfemi Agagu, who died in March 1973 and was buried at St. Paul's Anglican Church,'' he said.

Akinrogunde also thanked the state government for making the burial of the late former governor an official responsibility of the present administration.

He added that the family would begin early preparations for the Oct. 4 burial, adding that necessary arrangements would be made to forestall any hitch.

'Since the state government has announced Oct. 4 as the official burial date for Agagu, we will put our house in order to ensure a befitting burial for our son,'' he said.

Akinrogunde, who also heads the family burial committee, said the body would collaborate with the government's committee to ensure a befitting burial for the late politician. (NAN)