As activities marking the burial ceremony of late Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1 begin this Friday, a burial committee set up by Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said the interment of the monarch will be not be done in secrecy unlike other monarchs in the South West.
The committee said the burial which will hold at the Saint Peters Aremo where the monarch attended till his death would be done in public glare unless a sup
Oba Odulana joined his ancestors on January 19, 2016 after a ripe age of 101.
While speaking with newsmen on the 9-day burial programme at the ancient Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Alhaji Alli who told all the gathering that the committee had the backing and sponsorship of Governor Ajimobi said the programme will hold between February 5 and 14.
However, the committee led by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli was evasive on the presence of wives and children of the late monarch during the internment process.
The committee which comprises the head of service, special advisers, permanent secretaries, representatives of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, representatives of the Olubadan-in-Council and members of the royal family and other government officials from the eleven local government areas in the state.
The committee also preferred to keep mum on the litigation over the installation of a new monarch praying proverbially that there would not be crisis in the city over the choice of a new king.
He added that God would not allow anyone who may want to foment any trouble in the peaceful city.
As for security arrangements, the committee said all necessary things had been done to ensure peaceful participation of all residents of the city.