Ooni Names Ife-Moro Road After Late Odumakin
Late human rights activist died at 54, after battling with respiratory problems COVID-19 related complications at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital isolation centre on Friday, April 2.
Ooni, represented by Kemade Elugbade, at the funeral service of Mr Odumakin in Moro, described the late Afenifere chieftain as an unforgettable patriotic descendant of Oduduwa and a positive factor in Nigeria’s democracy.
Odumakin’s death was a rude shock when Yoruba nation in particular and Nigeria at large needed him. The news of his demise was a very bitter pill to swallow for the entire country and to us particularly in the House of Oduduwa.
He was a disciplined Yoruba leader who has been one of the loudest pro-democracy voices in the country.
During the funeral, a short clip of Odumakin’s lifetime was played in remembrance of the human rights activist.
Funeral rites of former spokesperson of Afenifere pan-Yoruba group, Yinka Odumakin, have kicked off on April 22, with a lying-in-state of his body and service of songs at Police College in Ikeja, Lagos state.
Following this, his body left Lagos state for Moro, his country home, in Ife North LGA of Osun State on Friday, April 23 where a Christian wake keep held at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro.
The ceremony was followed by a candlelight procession and his body was interred on Saturday, April 24.