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Former Lagos Governor Michael Otedola Laid to Rest



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The funeral service for ex-Lagos State governor, Sir Michael Otedola was held today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Epe. After the service, he was laid to rest at his residence.

His family, friends, and some dignitaries including President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola; former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo;  Aliko Dangote, and many others, The Nation reports.

In a tribute to Otedola, Jonathan expressed that the ex-governor had served Lagos and Nigeria in an outstanding way.

“He has left his marks on the sands of time, even though he ruled Lagos State for just 23 months but was able to leave an indelible mark which has been tremendous in the development of the state and Nigeria,” he said.

Otedola died earlier this month at age 87 due to a stroke related ailment.


  1. @edDREAMZ

    May 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    May his soul R.I.P…

  2. Iris

    May 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    May he rest in peace, but I have a problem with the language here. It is subtle but telling: “…even though he ruled Lagos State for just 23 months…” This is what I’m saying. Politicians don’t understand that this is a democracy now and not a monarchy or dictatorship. We should not have “rulers” and “people in power”. We should have high ranking public SERVANTS.This is precisely why Patience can call GEJ the parent of Nigeria to whom we must give all the respect in the world regardless of what he does and does not do.

    • Miss Anonymous

      June 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      I have also noticed this trend even amongst reporters. Politicians serve they don’t rule.

  3. always happy

    May 31, 2014 at 12:11 am

    His term was short, sweet and definitely he was a torch bearer for Lagos state. Fashola you now have the batton.

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