Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo State, who died on Thursday, will be buried on Sunday.
Ajimobi died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos, after his health deteriorated.
The burial was initially planned to hold on Friday, but Bolaji Tunji, special adviser to the late governor on communication and strategy, said the event was postponed following consultations with the governments of Lagos and Oyo.
In a statement on Friday, Tunji said the burial will be held in line with the existing protocol issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the date for the burial ceremony has been announced. Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke Ado, Ibadan at 12noon on Sunday, the 28th of June, 2020, after the traditional Muslim prayers,” the statement read.
“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation.
“Furthermore, details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow.
“In the near future, details of a larger funeral gathering will be announced where a lot more of his well wishers will have the opportunity to pay him their respect.”