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Edo plans state burial for Uwaifo

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
28 September 2021   |   3:27 am
Edo State Government, yesterday, said it would organise a state burial for the late music maestro, Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who died on August 28, 2021.

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Edo State Government, yesterday, said it would organise a state burial for the late music maestro, Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who died on August 28, 2021.

In a statement, Osaigbovo Iyoha, Chief of Staff (CoS) to Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the government was perfecting arrangements with the family of the late music legend to ensure a successful state burial.

Uwaifo died at the age of 80, having led an illustrious career as a musician, artist and art teacher, elevating the culture, experience and sound of Edo people to the global audience.

Obaseki, who approved a state burial for Uwaifo, said: “The Edo State Government is working with the Uwaifo family to ensure a seamless state burial. Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.”