Ekiti Government Declares 7-Day Mourning For Late Deputy Governor

April 7, 2013

Ekiti State Government has declared a seven-day mourning for the  the State Deputy Governor, Mrs Funmilayo  Olayinka who died on Saturday evening.

The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi who announced the 7-day mourning during a State-wide broadcast said all flags in the State will fly at half mast in reflection of the mood of the State. He also announced the suspension of all state ceremonies during the period.

Dr. Fayemi, in an emotion-laden speech, described the late Mrs Olayinka as a dependable ally in the struggle to free the State; stressing that she was a consistent bulwark of support especially during the judicial struggle to reclaim the Fayemi-Olayinka gubernatorial mandate.
He asserted that he was never in doubt of her unalloyed loyalty, competence and integrity.

While expressing his earlier optimism that the Deputy Governor would pull through her health challenges, the Governor said Olaayinka battled her ailment “gallantly and availed herself of the best medical services within and outside Nigeria”.

Fayemi disclosed that the State Government shall liaise with the Deputy Governor’s family in preparation for a full State burial for the deceased.
He however urged Ekiti people to remember the deceased’s family in prayers even as she had gone to rest with the Lord.

Meanwhile condolence registers have been opened for her at the Governor’s office, Deputy Governor’s office, State liaison offices in Lagos and Abuja.

Last modified: April 7, 2013

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