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Why OBJ Barred Friends At Mother-In-Law’s Burial



By Chuks Ekpeneru

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday in Isara Remo, Ogun East Senatorial District locked mourners outside during the burial of his mother in-law.

The programme at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion) Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun State was part of the burial ceremony for the remains of his mother in-law, Mrs. Florence Adenekan, mother of Chief (Mrs) Bola Obasanjo.

She died on April 17, 2020; two days before her 90th birthday

Chief Obasanjo personally manned the door to restrict number of people allowed in strict enforcement of the Covid-19 protocols regarding safe physical distance and minimum number of persons permissible in an enclosed space.

The former President ordered many of the mourners who wanted to be part of the funeral service to go back and personally shut the Church doors against them as the service presided over by the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Rev Dr Matthew Olusina Fape, commenced at about 10.30 am.

Even close friends of the former president were not spared even when they put on face masks.

The nonagenarian was interred at the church cemetery located behind the church with Obasanjo leading the family of his in-laws to perform the dust-to-dust rites.

Mrs. Obasanjo was absent at the ceremony, as she was said to have travelled to the United Kingdom (UK) and could not make it.

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