- The burial rites for Late General Adeyinka Adebayo has begun
- The former governor of old western region died two months ago at the age of 89
- The Ekiti state government and his family has joined hands to give him a beffiting burial
NAIJ.com can authoritatively report that the long awaited burial rites of Late General Adeyinka Adebayo has begun.
The former governor of old western region died two months ago at the age of 89, generating reactions from prominent Nigerians.
He is being given a befitting burial by the Ekiti state government and his family.
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Adebayo was born in 1928 in the present-day Ekiti state and joined the West African Frontier Force in 1948 as a regiment signaler. He retired in 1975.
His eldest son Otunba Niyi Adebayo was the governor of Ekiti state from 1999 to 2003. Another son, Adesola Adebayo was the commissioner for works and transport, Ekiti state in the Dr Kayode Fayemi led administration from 2010 to 2014.
Before his death, he was chairman of the Yoruba Council of Elders.
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Meanwhile, a former governor of Ekiti state, Chief Segun Oni, said the death of retired Adebayo marked the end of an era in Nigeria’s history.
Oni said the demise of Adebayo signaled the end of a significant chapter in the history of the Nigerian Army in particular.
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