Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has lost his mother.
A statement by the NURTW boss’s media team on Thursday said his mother, Abebi Zinat Omotonwo, died in the early hours of the day.
The statement shared on Instagram by MC Oluomo read: “Alhaja Abebi Zinat Omotonwo mother of the Chairman, NURTW Lagos State Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya MC Oluomo has passed away early dis morning.
“The aged woman who was Muslim until her death passed away peacefully in her residence located at NNPC.
“She will be buried today in line with Islamic rites at her residence. The members of the family however appreciate everyone that has been calling to condole with the family since the news filter out.
“They appreciate their concern and uses this avenue to inform them that the burial will be attended strictly by family members only.”
The statement said the ban on large gatherings by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus informed their decision to keep the funeral private.
The family urged well-wishers not to visit but send in their condolences via phone call or text messaging.