In honor of the late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who lost his battle with prostate cancer, the Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has declared a three-day mourning period. This announcement was made through a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, in Akure on Wednesday.
The mourning period, scheduled from Thursday, December 28, to Saturday, December 30, 2023, will be observed with fasting and prayer. As a symbol of the state’s grief, all national flags are to be flown at half-mast for seven days.
Governor Aiyedatiwa also directed the suspension of state government ceremonies throughout the mourning period. Additionally, condolence registers have been opened at the Governor’s Office, the Government House in Akure, and the State Liaison Offices in Lagos and Abuja.
The statement concluded with a prayer for the repose of the late leader’s soul. Governor Akeredolu passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, marking the end of his battle with prostate cancer.