The family of the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Alaba Lawson, has announced the date to bury the deceased.
Recall that Lawson died on the 8th of October, 2023 at age 72.
In a statement on Sunday, the media aide of the deceased, Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, on behalf of the family said the Service of songs will be held on December 7, at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta and the funeral service will be held on December 8, at St. James African Church, Idi-Ape, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Kayode-Adedeji, also disclosed that a committee was also set up to fine-tune the programme of events for the burial of Lawson.
He said the Central Planning Committee of the burial is headed by Sanya Abiola, while other members include, Tayo Akintayo, Sesan Bankole, and Akin Jiboku.
The statement reads, “The family meeting is chaired by music legend, Ebenezer Obe-Fabiyi, added other members of the Central Planning Committee, Akinola Lawson, Babalola Lawson, Oreoluwa Obey-Fabiyi, and Taiwo Jiboku.
“The burial arrangement as concluded by the committee will commence with various activities from December 1 to 6, designated for various groups, associations, and professional bodies to celebrate the deceased.
“Service of songs will be held December 7, at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the funeral service will be held December 8, at St. James African Church, Idi-Ape, Abeokuta, Ogun State, which will be followed with interment strictly for the family members of the deceased.”
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