Governors and dignitaries across the six Southwest states will honor the late Governor of the defunct Western State, Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, when his body lies-in-state at the Parliament Building, Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan, on Thursday.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr. Olalekan Alli, who is the coordinating chairman of a special committee set up by the six Southwest states, spoke yesterday at a news briefing at the Governor’s Office, Ibadan.
Expected at the event are delegates from Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Oyo states.
Other members of the committee are Ondo State SSG, Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde; a director from the Lagos State Cabinet Office, Mrs. Morenikeji Sobajo and two family representatives, Chiefs Femi Adebayo and Ayo Ogundele.
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has named the hilltop Government House, Ayoba Villa, after Gen. Adebayo.
He also named the General Hospital in Iyin-Ekiti, the late general’s hometown, after him.
Adebayo’s remains will be interred in his country home on Saturday.