The Ogun government has directed that all markets and public schools in the Remo Zone of the state be closed on Wednesday for the burial of late Chief HID Awolowo.
It stated that the closure was a mark of respect for the late Matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, who died on Sept. 19. This is contained in a release signed in Abeokuta on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa.
The release, however, said the directive would affect only schools Ikenne, Remo North and Sagamu Local Government Areas.
”Government, hereby, appeals to market men and women as well as residents of the state to troop out en-masse to give late Mrs Awolowo a befitting burial,” it said.
Also the governor on Monday named the only Model School in Ikenne and the recently completed PlainField Estate at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta after the late Chief H.I.D. Awolowo.
Amosun made the announcement in his address at Sagamu International Stadium, where he hosted eminent personalities as part of activities organised for the burial of late Mrs Awolowo.