The funeral rites for the late mother of Senator Dino Melaye, Mama Comfort Oni Melaye, will begin tomorrow, Friday with a Christian wake-keep while the internment of her remains is slated for Saturday at their Aiyetoro Gbede country home in Kogi state.
A statement issued on Thursday, by the media and publicity sub-committee of the Central Planning Committee for the burial, said all events would take place between Friday 12 and Saturday 13, July, 2019 in Aiyetoro Gbede.
Recall that Mama Melaye on Thursday, May 2, 2019 died at the age of 70, after a brief illness in Aiyetoro Gbede in the presence of her family members.
According to the funeral arrangements, Wake Keep will take place at the residence of the patriarch of the Melaye family, Elder Jonah E. Melaye, Jesus Street, Iluafon Quarters, Aiyetoro Gbede by 5:00pm prompt on Friday, July 12, 2019.
“Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Lying in State at Elder J.E. Melaye’s residence on Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00 am after which her body will be committed to mother earth at the Melayes’ Family Compound immediately.
“Later on, the same day, Saturday, July 13, 2019, a Funeral Service will hold in her honour at The Apostolic Church, Iluafon Assembly in Aiyetoro Gbede by 11:00 am prompt.
“Thereafter, guests will be entertained at the Girls Secondary School playground, Aiyetoro Gbede, from 1:00 pm,” the statement said.
The statement added that prominent Nigerians from all walks of life, constituents of Senator Melaye, his colleagues and other members of the National Assembly (past and present), friends and political associates, among other well-meaning Nigerians are expected as guests at the occasion.
Late Mama Deaconess Comfort Melaye is survived by her husband, Elder J.E. Melaye and children including Senator Dino Melaye, among many other relations.