Oronto Douglas and Reuban Abati are among the presidential team that will go for the burial of Oluwole Awolowo.
President Goodluck Jonathan has constituted a delegation headed by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, to attend the burial of the late Oluwole Awolowo, son of former Premier of Western Nigeria, Obafemi Awowolo.
Members of the delegation are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru; the Minister of State for Abuja, Olajumoke Akinjide; the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati; and the Special Adviser to the President on Research and Strategy, Oronto Douglas.
The President paid a personal condolence visit to the Awolowo family in Ikenne soon after Mr. Awolowo’s death last month.
Mr. Jonathan had, while consoling the deceased’s mother and wife of the late Premier, Hanna Awolowo, urged her to accept her son’s passage as the unquestionable will of God Almighty.
He assured her that he will continue to support and assist the Awolowo family in every possible way.
Oluwole Awolowo’s burial will take place on April 19, 2013 at Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State.
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