Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday joined senior citizens and hundreds of Muslim faithful for the burial rites (janaazah) of elder statesman and former Secretary to the State Government Dr AbdulKadir Oniyangi.
Dr Oniyangi died on Thursday. A devout Muslim, he was buried at his GRA Ilorin home shortly after the Jum’at prayer.
Governor AbdulRazaq had earlier privately visited the home of the statesman on Friday to commiserate with the family.
He returned for the Islamic burial rites (Janaazah) after the Friday prayer, joined by cabinet members and dozens of senior citizens from across the Ilorin Emirate and beyond who gathered to honour Dr Oniyangi.
Dignitaries at the burial included Senator Sadiq Umar (Kwara North); Chief Judge of Kwara State Justice Sulyman Durosinlorun Kawu; and former Grand Khadi of Sharia Court of Appeal Kwara State Justice AbdulKadir Orire.
Describing his death as the end of an era, AbdulRazaq had earlier described Dr Oniyangi as a trailblazer in the medical profession and a distinguished public administrator with impeccable character.