All Set for Final Funeral Rites for Obaro’s Dad


All is set for the final funeral reception for the late Pa Timothy Ajayi Owoniyi, father of His Royal Majesty, the Obaro of Kabba and Chairman of the Okun Area Traditional Council, Oba (Dr) Solomon Dele Owoniyi.

The event holds in Kabba, Kogi State at noon on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The Royal Court of Kabba which announced this in a statement this morning, said the 25 member Pan Okun Reception Planning Committee headed by the state Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, Asiwaju Asiru Idris has given assurance that all was being done to ensure a world class event.

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Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello will be leading dignitaries from across the country to the reception holding at the Olonijola Events Centre Kabba.

Prominent traditional rulers from across and beyond Kogi State are also expected at the reception.

According to the statement, the committee also gave assurance that the relevant agencies of the government had committed to providing adequate security for guests at the event.

It expressed the sincere appreciation of the Owoniyi dynasty to leaders of the community, the friends and associates of the family as well as members of the public who it noted had demonstrated great enthusiasm in the preparations for the event.

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The statement said the Palace was thankful to Chairman Asiru Idris and members of the committee for their untiring efforts and the tremendous work they had done towards delivering an event worthy of its name.

Pa Timothy Ajayi Owoniyi went to be with the Lord in Ile-Ife, Osun State on December 2, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

His earthly remains were laid to rest at a private internment at Egbeda, Kabba on December 16, 2021.

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