Nigerian Concord Newspaper
The royal funeral rites of the passage for the paramount ruler in Okeagbe Akoko, Ondo State, the Ajana Afa of Okeagbe, Oba Oladunjoye Fajana has been announced as the monarch begins a final royal journey to his ancestors.
In a statement signed by Prince Niyi Fajana on behalf of the family and made available to journalists in Akure, the state capital said the programme would last for a week to bid a proper farewell to a king who passionately loved his people.
His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr) Oladunjoye Fajana, the Ajana Afa of Okeagbe Akoko; a first class traditional ruler and true protector of the culture and values of his people was here for 82 years and it is time for him to begin the Royal journey to his ancestors.
It was gathered that the burial activities will kick-off on Wednesday 22nd November, 2023 with candle light procession starts at Ajuwa Grammar School, Oke Agbe by 4pm and later Traditional Salutation at Ajana Afa’s palace by 7pm.
Here are details about events in the run-up to the funeral as provided so far by the family and other royal officials. Thursday 23rd November, there will be Service of songs at Ajana Afa’s palace by 4pm
On Friday. 24th November, Celebration of Life Service at St. George’s church Oke-Agbe by 10am and then reception at St. George’s pry school field by 1pm
Other events are On Saturday 25th November, A presentation of kabiyesi’s legacies at St George’s church hall by 10am while a public lecture holds at the same venue by 12pm.
While on Sunday, 26th November, there will be Thanksgiving service at CAC Oke Ayo Afa Oke agba by 10 am
He therefore assured all invited guests and the people of the town of adequate security to ensure the safety of lives and property during the period.