Reliable sources close to the family said the former governor would be buried in Ibadan at 10:00 a.m. on Friday according to Islamic rites.
The 70-year-old man, who had been in a life-support car since Friday last week at the First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, after falling into a coma after Coronavirus complications, finally reported that he died Thursday.
Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was named interim president of the National Congress of All Progressives (APC) in power last week, but never resumed.
The former Executive Director of the National Petroleum and Chemicals Market Company, a subsidiary of Shell Nigeria, died of basic health conditions, which were complicated by Covid-19.
Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (December 16, 1949 - June 25, 2020) was a Nigerian politician from the state of Oyo, in southwestern Nigeria. Previously, he was Managing Director / Executive Director of the National Oil and Chemical Market Company, a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.
He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years, and was elected in 2003 as Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing the Senate District of Oyo on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). After a term in the Senate, I responded in 2007 to the Oyo state government under the banner of the All Nigeria People's Party, an offer that I lost.
He again opposed the April 2011 elections in the framework of the Nigerian Action Congress and was elected Governor of Oyo State by a highly controversial vote.