Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says the late Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade I will be given a state burial on February 12.
Ajimobi made the announcement on Friday when he visited the late Olubadan palace at Monatan in Ibadan.
He said that the funeral rites for the late monarch would begin on February 6, adding that a planning committee to handle the burial arrangements had been set up.
The governor described the late monarch as “an accomplished human being by all standards’’ and wished his virtues would be replicated in every other appointed Olubadan.
He solicited the support of the people of the state in giving the late monarch a befitting burial.
Chief Lekan Balogun, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, commended the governor for his commitment to give the late monarch a befitting burial.