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‘We are saddened by Shagari’s death’, says Fasehun’s family

The family of late founder of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Isiotan Fasehun, has expressed sadness over the dead of former Nigeria’s president...

[FILES] Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

The family of late founder of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Isiotan Fasehun, has expressed sadness over the dead of former Nigeria’s president, Alhaji Shehu Usman Shagari, who died at the age of 93.

In a statement released by the family through Mr Oluremi Fasehun, the family said it lament the passing of another great icon in the country just weeks after the devastating news of the death of their own father, elder statesman and patriot, Dr Frederick Fasehun, who died on December 1, 2018 at the age of 83.

Remi said, “we, the family of Dr Frederick Isiotan Fasehun, are saddened at this moment to hear the sorrowful news of the passing of another great icon in Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, even while we are still devastated by the death of our own father and a great pillar.

“We wish to use this medium to express our deepest condolences to the surviving family members, friends, and associates of late Alhaji Shagari.

“It is even more painful that the demise of these great men occur at a time when men of their stock are needed the most.

“This nation will never forget the role nationalists like him played in the making of our history and the building of our national identity.

“On behalf of Dr Frederick Fasehun Family and the Frederick Isiotan Fasehun Foundation, we express our deepest condolences once.” He said.“

Meanwhile, the Service of Songs for Fasuhun will be held at St Peter’s Church 3, Ajele Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, by 5:00pm on Monday 7th January 2019.

On Tuesday 8th January 2019, there will be a Lying in state/Night of Tributes at Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos, from 12pm to 7pm.

On Wednesday the 9th of January 2019 will be for Commendation Service at St Peter’s Church, 3, Ajele Street, Lagos Island, Lagos at 9am.

Then his body will depart for his hometown of Ondo same day for the Lying in State and Wake Keep Service at Dr Fasehun’s residence, White house, Molaseun Street, Off Esther Dada Avenue, Jolaco bus stop, Ondo-Ife Road, Ondo State at 5pm.

The Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday 10th January 2019 at The Cathedral of St. Stephen, Oke Aluko, Ondo, Ondo State, at 10am.

The body of the late nationalist will be interred immediately, while Reception of guests starts at 2pm at the Civic Centre Ondo. Sunday 13th January 2019,

Outing Service at The Cathedral of St Stephens, Oke Aluko Ondo at 10:00am.