As part of efforts to forestall the possible spread of COVID-19 during the burial of late Captain Wells Idahosa Okunbo, the Edo State Government has concluded arrangements to station ambulances and a COVID-19 vaccination centre around the burial areas.
The immediate younger brother of the late Benin City-based business mogul, Kingsley Okunbo, disclosed this on Monday in Benin, while announcing arrangements put together by the family to honour his late brother with a befitting burial.
He emphasized that all protective protocols for the dreaded disease would be strictly enforced during the burial ceremony slated to hold between October 5 and 9, at his country home Benin City.
On Tuesday and Thursday, there would be tribute by friends and family, on Friday funeral service, Saturday social dance while on Sunday would be Thanksgivings.
COVID-19 protocols would be strictly enfornced. The State Government has said it will put ambulances and vaccination centre around the burial area.
The same goes with University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and Nigerian National Petroleum Coporation (NNPC). We are grateful to them.
The younger Okunbo who expressed appreciation to those who had come to condole and sympathise with them during the mourning period, disclosed that the family planned to thoroughly celebrate the life and times of their brother and son, who had gone to rest with the Lord.
Ivie Atuwatse, daughter of the deceased and wife of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, was present at the briefing.
The deceased who is better known as Capt. Hosa, died of cancer-related ailment in a London Hospital on August 7, at the age of 63.