A few days ago, it was reported that the the burial of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya was not holding in canada as planned earlier due to the intervention of the Ekiti State government.
the burial committee has issued a statement denying the reports saying
they are yet to get feedback from the state government concerning Moji
Olaiya’s burial. Read the statement below…
attention has been drawn to an Encomium Magazine publication dated 20th
May, 2017 regarding the above subject matter. We will like to state as
1. It is a considered opinion of this committee to bring
back the corpse of our colleague back to Nigeria for a beffitting burial
and her 2months old baby to be re-united with her family.
Late Moji Olaiya is an indegene and a Cultural Ambassador of Ekiti
State. Consequently the State Government was informed and a verbal
appeal for support via the Senior Media Assistant to the Governor, Mr
Lere Olayinka and as at 2am on Saturday he directed the committee to make official request. THE SAID REQUEST IS YET TO BE MADE. 3.
At present, contrary to the news flying around THE COMMITTEE HAS NOT
RECEIVED ANY FAVOURABLE RESPONSE FROM EKITI STATE GOVERNOR MR AYODELE
4. You will recall, prior to this time the general pubic
was intimated of the composition of the committee so that friends and
media can direct their queries or get accurate information from the
5. We strongly warn against unguarded utterances,
half information and publications that may dent the image of the
deceased, her family and committee planning for her smooth and decent
6. Thanking you in advance for your co-operation and
understanding. We also sincerely appreciate several encomiums,
condolencies and support locally and abroad in ensuring we give Late
Moji Olaiya the deserving burial.