Schools, markets shut down for HID Awolowo's burial

The release, however, said the directive would affect only schools Ikenne, Remo North and Sagamu Local Government Areas.

Late HID Awolowo passed on at age 99

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.

This is contained in a release signed in Abeokuta on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa.

It stated that the closure was a mark of respect for the late Matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, who died on Sept. 19.

The release, however, said the directive would affect only schools Ikenne, Remo North and SagamuLocal 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.

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