The Ogun government has directed that all markets and public schools in the Remo Zone of the state be closed on Wednesday for the burial of late Chief HID Awolowo.

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This is contained in a release signed in Abeokuta on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa.

It stated that the closure was a mark of respect for the late Matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, who died on Sept. 19.

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The release, however, said the directive would affect only schools Ikenne, Remo North and Sagamu
Local Government Areas.

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”Government, hereby, appeals to market men and women as well as residents of the state to troop out en-masse to give late Mrs Awolowo a befitting burial,” it said. (NAN)