Iyalode Of Yorubaland, Alaba Lawson, For Burial December 8


Renowned educationist and entrepreneur and the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Alaba Lawson, who died on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the age of 72, will be buried on December 8, 2023 in Abeokuta, her hometown of Ogun State.


Her media adviser, Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, in a statement made available to newsmen, said the burial announcement followed a meeting held by the family on Sunday, adding that a committee was set up to finetune the programme of events.


Kayode-Adedeji said the Central Planning Committee is headed by Sanya Abiola, while other members include Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji (Head Media), Tayo Akintayo, Sesan Bankole, Akin Jiboku are members of the media team.

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The family meeting, chaired by Chief Ebenezer Obe-Fabiyi decided 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 further explained that, “on December 8, 2023, a burial church service will take place at St James African Church, Idi-Ape, Abeokuta, to be followed with interment which is meant strictly for the family of the deceased, who until her death was known to have recorded a number of feats”.




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