Edo Government Set To Immortalise Uwaifo, Announces Funeral


Edo Government on Monday said plans were underway to immortalise the late music legend, Prof. Victor Uwaifo.

Mr. Osaigbovo Iyoha, the Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, disclosed this during a press briefing to announce a state burial of the late Uwaifo in Benin.

The family members of the late music legend were present during the briefing.

According to Iyoha, when legends like this pass on, it’s always good to have something to immortalise them.

“In the next couple of days, you will know what the state government is doing in that regards. I am sure it will be unveiled in the next couple of days during the funeral,” he said.

The chief of staff disclosed that a state funeral for Uwaifo would commence on Thursday, October 14 with tributes, vigil mass/service of songs at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

He said the lying in state would take place at the Ogbe Hardcourt, Sam Ogbemudia Stadium on October 15 at 1.00pm to be followed by interment.

“October 16 and 17 would be for social activities and thanksgiving service at Garrick playground, Ekenwan Road and Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral, Mission Road, Benin city,” he added.

Iyoha said the state government was joining the family to give Uwaifo a befitting burial, adding that he was a music icon and a man that put Nigeria on the world map.

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