Nigeria flags were flying at half-mast in Oyo State on Friday in honour of its immediate past governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as the state mourns.
After news of Ajimobi’s death broke out on Thursday, June 25, his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde had directed that flags should fly at half-mast in honour of the late elserstateman.
Ajimobi, aged 70, had, early in June, been on admission at a private hospital in Lagos, after he got infected with COVID-19, but he later died in the hospital after battling complications from the highly infectious disease.
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Thereafter, Makinde, while delivering his condolence message to the Ajimobi family and the people of Oyo state, in honour of his predecessor and to mourn the departed soul, directed that flags should fly at half-mast in the state on Friday.
At the state secretariat, flags were seen flying at half-mast, likewise in some corporate organisations across the state.
A condolence register with the portrait picture of the late Ajimobi was placed at the Governor’s office reception area, while the flag flown at half-mast in front of the Governor’s office.