• Legendary musician gets state burial

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki administration has hinted of plans to immortalise the legendary Highlife musician, Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who will be honoured this week with a state burial.

Chief of Staff Osaigbovo Iyoha disclosed this yesterday at a news conference in Benin, attended by members of the Uwaifo family.

Iyoha said: “In the next couple of days, you will know what the state government is doing, which will be unveiled during the funeral of the music icon.

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“A state funeral for the late Sir Uwaifo will begin on Thursday with tributes and vigil mass/service of songs at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

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“Lying in state will take place at the Ogbe Hard Court, Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, on Friday at 1pm, to be followed by interment.”

“Saturday and Sunday will be for social activities and thanksgiving service at Garrick playground, Ekenwan Road and Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral, Mission Road, Benin City.”

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He said the Obaseki administration would join members of the Uwaifo family to give the legend a befitting burial, having put Edo and Nigeria on the world map.

Spokesman for the family Chris Osaretin hailed the government for the support.

He said the works of the deceased had become a yardstick for measuring entertainment in the country.


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