Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Friday joined some of his counterparts to pray for the peaceful repose of the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Ajimobi, immediate past governor of Oyo State, died yesterday in a Lagos hospital at the age of 70 due to multiple organ failure and was buried on Friday according to Islamic rites.
Governor Yahaya Bello alongside five other governors gathered at the Kano State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja to pray for the repose of the soul of the former governor in observance of COVID-19 protocols.
The governors who offered the prayers include Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano who is an inlaw to the late Ajimobi; Mai Mala Buni of Yobe; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi; Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi and Niger State Governor Sani Bello.
According to the statement, the family of Ajimobi had earlier urged sympathisers, well wishers and mourners to pray for the late former governor in their various location in adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.