Oyo speaker, Michael Adeyemo, to be buried Thursday

Michael Adeyemo Oyo Speaker

The Oyo State Government on Monday announced that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo, will be buried at his residence in Lanlate area of the state on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, said that the service of songs for Adeyemo, who died on Friday, April 27, 2018 after a brief illness, will hold on Wednesday, May 2 at Oke-Ado Baptist Church, Oke-Ado Ibadan by 4 pm.

He said that there will be a special session and lying in state at the House of Assembly complex on Thursday by 8 am and the motorcade leaves for Lanlate thereafter.

Adeyemo, the speaker of the 8th Oyo assembly, represented the Ibarapa East State Constituency.

He was sworn in as speaker on June 12, 2015.

Prior to his position as speaker, he was deputy chief whip of the house, member of fund allocation, works and transport, agriculture, trade and investment, appropriation and public finance committees of the 7th house of assembly.

He was the vice chairman of the Nigerian Conference of Speakers and also the chairman of the Constitution review committee, among speakers of the states’ houses of assembly.

He was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Bar Association. He also served on the executive committee of the Ibadan branch of the NBA as auditor and assistant secretary.

Dignitaries from all walks of life across the country are expected at what Mr Arulogun stated will be a state burial for the late speaker who is survived by his wife, children and aged parents.