Festus Iyayi to be buried December 7, says family

Festus Iyayi

The don died in a road accident on October 12.

The burial of late former President of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Festus Iyayi, has been fixed for between December 4 and 7.

Notice of the burial is contained in a statement issued by the family and the Burial Committee in Benin on Friday.

Signed by Ehidiamen Iyayi and Diri Teilanyo, the statement noted that the remains of the former ASUU boss would be interred on December 7 at Ugbegun in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo.

It stated that there would be a solidarity match from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin to his residence in Benin on December 4.

There would be service of songs and night of tributes both at his residence in Benin on December 5.

There will be lying in state at his residence in Benin on December 6, while body departs Benin for Ugbegun, his country home same day.

Mr. Iyayi died in a road accident along Lokoja-Abuja highway on October 12. The accident was caused by drivers in the convoy of the Kogi State governor, Idris Wada, road safety officials have said.

The don was travelling to Kano to attend the National Executive Committee meeting of ASUU when the accident occurred.

(NAN)



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