The body of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has arrived in Nigeria.

Akeredolu’s remains were brought into the country from Germany, where he passed away.

Reports had it that the plane conveying the body arrived at about 3:39 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024.

The wife of the late governor, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, his children, and siblings led by Prof. Wole Akeredolu, the immediate younger brother, received the body.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde; Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbi Talabi; and a representative of Osun State Governor, Senator Demola Adeleke, also joined in receiving the body.

Also present at the airport to receive the body are the Secretary to the State Government SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu, and some members of the state executive council.

Others include the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Engr. Ade Adetimehin and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Gboyega Adefarati.


His family members, followers, friends, and associates could not control their emotions as the body of the late governor was being lowered from the plane.

The former governor, Akeredolu, passed away in Germany on December 26, 2023.

Vanguard gathered that his remains had been deposited at the morgue until the final burial.

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A family member told Vanguard that the details of the burial arrangements would be announced soon by his family

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