Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has accepted to pay for the repatriation of the corpse of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, from Canada after an offer by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State fell through.
Publicity secretary of the burial planning committee, Yomi Fabiyi, disclosed this in an Instagram post on Monday.
The former Lagos State governor, Fabiyi said, made the promise after meeting the late actress’ daughter and two older brother.
ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU PAID FOR THE COST OF BRINGING MOJI OLAIYA BODY AND CHILD TO NIGERIA. The Committee after due deliberation consulted our father and a National Grand Patron of our association (TAMPAN) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the 21st May, 2017 to inform him of the demise of our colleague Moji Olaiya and that our humble unanimous decision is to have her body back, then given beffitting burial and have her 2 months old daughter re-united with the family. Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Committee members, Adunola(Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya)and 2 elder brothers of Late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-frieght. On behalf of the family, colleagues and friends we say a big thank you to the National Leader for his fatherly and timely intervention. Further support or assistance from other sources if recieved will be adequately aknowledged. For now, we are geateful to Asiwaju and his family. The family and committee will however take it from there. Moreso, every other information relating the arrival and burial plans will be released shortly. Thank you all. Yomi Fabiyi Publicity Secretary For: LATE MOJI OLAIYA BURIAL COMMITTEE & FAMILY.
Moji, 42, died on May 17 two months after she was delivered of a baby girl.
An initial offer by Fayose, the governor of the deceased’s Ekiti home state, was reportedly not followed up by the burial committee.