Late Ekiti Deputy Governor Funmilayo Olayinka Buried

Late Funmilayo Olayinka
Late Funmilayo Olayinka

The late Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Adunni Olayinka was on Friday buried in Ado Ekiti, her home town, after passing away on April 6 this year at the age of 52, after a long battle with cancer.

The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Nigeria, Anglican Church, Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh, in his message during the burial service expressed worry over the extravagant lifestyle of most Nigerians, saying this has led to the pervaded evil that was plaguing the nation, noting that the problems of kidnapping, militancy, insecurity and corruption continue to fester in the country owing to priority placed on money.

The cleric therefore called on the political class to ensure that lifestyles of Nigerians are changed for better so that the country as a nation must move forward.

Okoh, who was represented by the Archbishop Ecclesiastical, Province of Ondo, Bishop George Latunde Laosebikan at the burial service which took place at the Cathedral Church of Emmanuel, Anglican Communion, Ekiti Diocese, wondered why politicians must continue to kill themselves in the name of politics,attributing this to superfluous and extravagant lifestyle.

The late Deputy Governor was buried at the newly constructed heroes’ Park in Ado Ekiti in the presence of her husband, Mr Lanre Olayinka, her children, Olamide, Ololade and Yeside including members of her extended family who were all there to pay their last respects.

Present at the church service were:the governors of Osun , Oyo and Ogun States, Engr Rauf Aregbesola, Abiola Ajimobi and Chief Ibikunle Amosun respectively, and representatives of Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, Governor Ahmed Abdufatai of Kwara State and Aliyu Babangida of Niger State.

Deputy Governors at the event were: Rear Admiral John Jonah of Bayelsa State, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori of Osun State, Alhaji Alli Olanusi of Ondo States, Mr Effiong of Cross Rivers State, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire of Lagos State, Deputy Governor Nasarawa State, Otunba Moses Adeyemo of Oyo State.

Former Governors at the event among other dignitaries present include: Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, Aremo Segun Osoba, former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Oni, former Governor of Ekiti State, Commodore Atanda Yusuf, former Military Administrator of Ekiti State, former Governor of Ondo State, Evang Bamidele Olumilua.