New reports have just confirmed that former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has offered to fly the corpse of actress Moji Olaiya home.
The burial committee, consisting of friends and family who wish for the actress’ corpse to be flown home for a burial, had supposedly contacted Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose,through his aide Lere Olayinka.
Fayose reportedly rebuked the burial committee on the grounds that he has no idea who the late actress was. The desperate team also reached out to Bola Tinubu, and he has agreed to help bring the late Olaiya home.
PRESS RELEASE RE: EKITI STATE ABORT MOJI OLAIYA'S BURIAL IN CANADA The above caption refers: Our attention has been drawn to an Encomium Magazine publication dated 20th May, 2017 regarding the above subject matter. We will like to state as follows: 1. It is a considered opinion of this committee to bring back the corpse of our colleague back to Nigeria for a beffitting burial and her 2months old baby to be re-united with her family. 2. Late Moji Olaiya is an indegene and a Cultural Ambassador of Ekiti State. Consequently the State Government was informed and a verbal appeal for support via the Senior Media Assistant to the Governor, Mr Lere Olayinka and as at 2am on Saturday he directed the committee to make official request. THE SAID REQUEST IS YET TO BE MADE. 3. At present, contrary to the news flying around THE COMMITTEE HAS NOT RECIEVED ANY FAVOURABLE RESPONSE FROM EKITI STATE GOVERNOR MR AYODELE FAYOSE. 4. You will recall, prior to this time the general pubic was intimated of the composition of the committee so that friends and media can direct their queries or get accurate information from the right source. 5. We strongly warn against unguarded utterances, half information and publications that may dent the image of the deceased, her family and committee planning for her smooth and decent transition. 6. Thanking you in advance for your co-operation and understanding. We also sincerely appreciate several encomiums, condolencies and support locally and abroad in ensuring we give Late Moji Olaiya the deserving burial. Kind regards Yomi Fabiyi Publicity For: MOJI OLAIYA BURIAL COMMITTEE 4:39PM 20/05/2017
Announcing the development on his Instagram, Olukayode Salako, the husband of actress Foluke Daramola, slammed Fayose for rejecting their plea.
WHEN SUCH A MAN OF CRUDE, DIRTY CHARACTER AND ORIENTATION IS IN CHARGE OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER Burial Committee: Your Excellency, Moji Olaiya is dead and as an ambassador of your state, we would appreciate your support to fly her corpse back to Nigeria for befitting burial. Governor: Who is Moji?! I don't know any Moji. And I don't want to know any Moji! Please, stop disturbing my phone! What an aberration! What an akwardness and crudity in leadership! Meanwhile, Thank you Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu for always proving it that you remain among the only few reasonable, reliable and benevolent fathers of the Yoruba nation ever since. Moji's remains are coming back home. Thank you Jagaban! Thank you all well meaning Nigerians who have contributed in one way or the other. Thank you sir! What a man with such a large heart!
“What an aberration! What an awkwardness and crudity in leadership,” the upset Salako said in his post, before going on to praise the Jagaban for his generosity.