Drama As Ex-president Obasanjo Locks Out Mourners At Mother-in-law’s Burial In Ogun

   COVID-19: Drama as Obasanjo locks out mourners at in-law's burial

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, July 10 created a mild drama at Isara Remo community of Ogun state when he reportedly locked mourners outside during the burial of his mother-in-law.

The move was in ex-President’s strict enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols regarding safe physical distance and the minimum number of persons permissible in an enclosed space.

At the St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion) Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun State venue of the Order of Service for the remains of his mother-in-law, Mrs Florence Mopelola Adenekan, the former military and civilian president manned the church’s entrance and ensured that the approved limit of those to be allowed in was strictly adhered to.

The former President ordered many of the mourners who wanted to be part of the funeral service to go back and personally shut the Church doors against them as the service presided over by the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Rev Dr Matthew Olusina Fape, commenced at about 10.30 am.

Some of the elder statesman’s close aides and associates were not spared – they too were also locked outside despite having their face masks on.

The late Mrs Adenekan was the mother of Chief (Mrs) Bola Obasanjo. She died on April 17, 2020; two days before her 90th birthday.

The nonagenarian was interred at the church cemetery located behind the church with Obasanjo leading the family of his in-laws to perform the dust-to-dust rites.

Mrs Obasanjo was absent at the ceremony, as she was said to have travelled to the United Kingdom (UK) and could not make it.

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  1. Drama indeed... Though OBJ is right about the social distancing Procedure.