By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The remains of prominent Ibadan indigene and renown Agronomist, Dr. Lekan Ayokunnu Are will be committed to mother earth on Friday 21, 2020.
According to the statement signed by the chairman, Funeral planning committee, Dr. Kolade Mosuro, in Ibadan indicates that the real burial rites start on Thursday, February 20, 2020 with the Lying-in-state on the premises of Kakanfo Inn between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm before the Wake keep at the same venue from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
These two events are to be capped up with “Night of Tributes” strictly by the Old Students Association of Government College from 6:00 pm inside the Lekan Are Hall of the school.
The release further indicates that the burial convoy would make a brief stop-over at Oke Are family house, to be followed with a moderate royal ceremony between 9:00 – 9:30 am on Friday 21 before church service and burial later at the St. David’s Church, Kudeti, Ibadan.
Receptions shall follow immediately at these venues.
Dr Lekan Ayokunnu Are, 86, died on Saturday 18th January 2020 at the University College Hospital, after a brief illness.
Meanwhile, all efforts are geared towards giving a befitting burial to this great family icon.
One of it, is the choice of Aso Ebi (Ankara) as the uniform for All Are Latoosa family members irrespective of age or class.