Edo deputy gov attends Tony Momoh’s funeral in Lagos

Prince Tony Momoh

The remains of former minister of information Tony Momoh were on Thursday interred at Grail Land, Iju Hills, Lagos State under strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.

The burial was preceded by a Grail funeral hour of worship in the Temple of God on Grail land at 4 pm.

The funeral service was conducted by the Grail Movement, without the social convention of lying-in-state.

The media were not allowed either to move into the worship arena or get to the graveside, as the Grail Movement had said in a statement.

One of the children of the deceased Abdulrasheed Momoh who spoke with newsmen at a restaurant situated in the premises of Grail land, said: “He invested in humans, a father to all and he was there for all. He had a list of people he was giving money to, we saw huge vouchers of these people in a bag.”

Deputy Governor of Edo Philip Shuaibu said that late Momoh never discriminated between Christians and Muslims, southerners or northerners, but stood for the sanctity of the constitution and unity of Nigeria.

Momoh died on February 1 at the age of 81.

The astute journalist, lawyer, author and profound thinker was accorded a Grail funeral in accordance with his wish as an adherent of the Grail Message.