The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu is set to lay to rest, his late mother on Saturday, November 12.
TopNaija understands that the late mother of the Governor, Late Mrs. Grace Akeredolu will be buried on Saturday in Owo Local Government Area.
The deceased was said to have died in her sleep on September 15, 2022, at her residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
As many dignitaries from all walks of life would grace their presence in the burial ceremony, it was gathered that there was a heavy presence of security personnel in Owo, ahead of the burial ceremony.
According to a source, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo would also be in attendance to represent the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
A source in Owo Town said security operatives from the Department of the State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Amotekun Corps, the Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Police Force were seen patrolling major streets of Owo to provide adequate security.
The Special Adviser to Governor Akeredolu and Commander of the Amotekun Corps , Akogun Adeleye, said the security were on ground in the town to ensure a hitch-free ceremony.
He said, “The event is bringing dignitaries to Owo and is being taken care of security-wise by all security agencies in the state. A joint patrol team comprising men of the NSCDC, DSS, Amotekun, army, and the police are on ground.
“We are to ensure visitors can come in and out without being molested. We will not create any security gap in the town.”