The late Iyalode of Yorubaland Alaba Lawson will be buried on December 8, 2023 in Abeokuta, her hometown, her family has said.
The educationist and entrepreneur died on October 28, 2023 at the age of 72.
Her media adviser Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji announced the burial date in a statement on Sunday.
The statement said burial announcement followed a meeting by the family held on Sunday, adding that a committee has been set up to finetune the programme of events.
The statement added that the central planning committee is headed by Sanya Abiola, while other members include Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji (head of media), Tayo Akintayo, Sesan Bankole, Akin Jiboku, members of the media, Ayo Olusanya is to head the ceremonial /entertainment unit, Olalekan Jiboku is to be in charge of security, while Tunji Akintayo will head protocol/logistics.
The family meeting chaired by Ebenezer Obe-Fabiyi added that other members of the central planning committee include Akinola Lawson, Babalola Lawson, Oreoluwa Obey-Fabiyi and Taiwo Jiboku.
The burial programme as concluded at the meeting stated that December 1-6 has been designated for various groups, associations and professional bodies to celebrate the deceased, while a service of song will hold on December 7 at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
The statement added that on December 8, the funeral service will take place at St James African Church, Idi-Ape, Abeokuta, to be followed by interment which is meant strictly for the family of the deceased.