Akarigbo: Govt gives N10m for burial rites

THE Ogun State government on Thursday has donated a sum of N10 million to the Remo Traditional Council, for the burial rites of the Akarigbo and paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo.

This disclosure was made on behalf of the government by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, while reading the letter of condolence ‎written to the Council, at the Akarigbo’s Palace in Sagamu.

Tribune Online recalls that the traditional ruler who was until his death the Chairman of the State Council of Obas, died in the United Kingdom, last Saturday.

The state government delegation led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, ‎commiserated with the entire people of Remoland over the passage of the monarch.

Onanuga, therefore, presented the cheque to the Acting President of the Council, Oba Adewale Osiberu, submitting that the money would cover all the necessary formalities for the passage rites.

The Asiwaju of Remoland, Chief Solomon Onafowokan, while speaking on behalf of the Council, thanked the state government for the gesture.