Flags Flown at Half-Mast in Ibadan in Honour of Ajimobi

Following the death of former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday ordered that the state flag should be flown at half-mast.

The directive was given as a mark of honour to the late statesman.

Our correspondent who monitored the level of compliance to the directive in Ibadan reports that the state flag was lowered to half-mast at the State Secretariat while the national flag at the state Ministry Of Lands, Housing and Survey was also flown at half-mast.

Some financial institutions also complied with the directive by lowering the national while others did not.

In an interview, the Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa explained that the directive affects the state flag at the premises of state agencies.

Mr Adisa however added that organizations with national flag would not be penalised for not complying with the directive.

A Public Affairs Analyst, Dr Rasheed Fasasi said flags flown at half-mast was an indication of respect for an individual whose impact had been felt positively by the public.

Late Abiola Ajimobi who was two term governor of Oyo State died at the age of 70 on Thursday.

Rotimi Famakin

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