The Oyo State Government has declared seven days of mourning following the death of Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao in the UK on Wednesday.
Senior Special Adviser on Media to Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Dr Festus Adedayo, made the disclosure late night on Wednesday in Ibadan.
He said, “The Oyo State Government has declared seven days mourning for the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao.
“The state government has also declared Friday, June 20, 2014 a public holiday, as mark of respect for the spirit of the departed soul”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ajimobi had earlier on Wednesday visited the Ibadan home of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the state government had sent a special delegation comprising the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaj Monsurat Sunmonu, the Secretary to the State Government, Olalekan Alli and two other members of the Executive to London.
The delegation was to accompany the remains of Arisekola-Alao to Nigeria. (NAN)