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Borishade’s family announces funeral rites for ex-minister

The family of the late Minister of Education, Babalola Borishade, on Tuesday announced programme for his funeral rites.

According to a statement by Lamide Borishade on behalf of the family, there will be a Day of Tributes in memory of the former minister on July 4 at the Shehu Musa YarÁdua Center, Central Business District (CBD), Abuja from 2.00p.m.

Also, there will be a commendation service on July 4 at his residence, 108 Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja from 7p.m. to 9p.m.

On Thursday, July 6, the funeral train will move to Usi Ekiti, Ekiti State, where the Age Grade (Elegbejegbe) Parade will hold from 10a.m. Later same day there will be a Night of Tribute by Egbe Omo Usi, at St. Andrews Primary School grounds from 7p.m to 11p.m.

On Friday, July 7, Christian Wake Keep will take place at the Federal Science and Technical College, Usi Ekiti, at 7p.m.

The funeral and outing service will hold on July 8 at 10a.m at St. Andrews Cathedral (Anglican Communion) Ekiti-Oke Diocese, Usi Ekiti, Ekiti state, while interment will follow immediately.

The late Borishade who is survived by wife, Ireti Olubunmi, and children, was born in Usi- Ekiti on March 7, 1946 into the Ebi Ilotin family.

He served as minister four times, between 1999 and 2011. He trained as an electrical engineer and was also a teacher.

Between February 2001 and May 2003, he served as the Minister of Education.

In 2004, Mr. Borishade was appointed Minister of State, Power and Steel.

He was also drafted to the aviation ministry. (NAN)

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