Barring any change of plans, the remains of the late Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Aminu Adisa Logun will be buried today in Ilorin.
Logun, an Engineer and prominent industrialist, died of COVID-19 related complications in Ilorin on Tuesday. He hailed from Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state.
Already, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has declared seven days of mourning in honour of the deceased.
According to a statement by Dr. Raji Razaq, Kwara’s Commissioner for Health, the burial will be held at the GRA home of the deceased.
“After due consultations, the family and the government of Kwara State hereby announce that a dignifying COVID-19 compliant janazah would be held in honour of the late Chief of Staff on Wednesday (today) July 8th at his GRA home in Ilorin, the state capital.
“His janazah shall be supervised by the burial team of the COVID-19 Technical committee in accordance with extant protocols for Muslims.
“The janazah prayer shall be led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin. Only selected family members, a few clerics appointed by His Eminence the Emir of Ilorin, and a few government officials are to attend.
While expressing sympathy with Governor AbdulRazaq, the bereaved family, and all Kwarans at this mourning period, the ministry of health advised that friends, families and associates should mourn and pray for the deceased from their respective abodes.
“We emphasise that members of the public should kindly respect the privacy of the family and all safety rules at this time and always,” it said.
Meanwhile, the government has also advised all individuals who had contact with the late Alhaji Logun in the last 14 days to report for the collection of samples for test.
“In line with the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, all persons who have had contact with the late chief of staff in the last 14 days are to proceed to the COVID-19 Infectious Disease Centre/Hospital at Sobi for immediate collection of their samples for test.
“Such persons will thereafter proceed to self-isolate until the result of their test is communicated to them.”