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Fathia Balogun leads Moji Olaiya’s burial committee, denies Fayose's sponsorship

Fathia Balogun leads Moji Olaiya’s burial committee, denies Fayose's sponsorship

- A 12-man burial committee has been raised for the proper burial of late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya

- The committee is being led by fellow actress Fathia Balogun, one of the deceased brother and 10 more actors

- The committee has also denied the report that Ekiti state governor Ayodele Fayose has halted the burial of Moji in Canada and agreed to sponsor her burial in Nigeria

- The late actress passed on exactly two months after giving birth to her baby in Canada

A committee has been raised up to give late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya a befitting burial.

The committee which has as its chairman friends and colleagues of the late actress and her brother has also come out to deny the news of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state aborting the burial of the actress in Canada where she had died. The rumour had it that the governor was sponsoring the homecoming of Moji’s corpse.

Fathia Balogun leads Moji Olaiya’s burial committee, denies Fayose's sponsorship

Late actress Moji Olaiya

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The committee publicly denied the alleged sponsorship of her remains back to the country.

In a statement signed by actor, Yomi Fabiyi, the publicity secretary of the committee, it was disclosed that the committee was only hinted to approach the Ekiti state government since the late actress hails from there.

He said: “We as the committee considered bringing her corpse back and also reuniting her two-month- old baby with her family.

“We informed the Ekiti state government about our plans because late Moji apart from being an indigene was also a cultural ambassador of the state. We made a verbal appeal through the senior media assistant to the governor, Mr Lere Olayinka, who then directed us to make an official request.”

Fathia Balogun leads Moji Olaiya’s burial committee, denies Fayose's sponsorship

Fathia Balogun leads Moji Olaiya’s burial committee

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Fabiyi further stated that it was surprising to the committee members to see it in the media that the Ekiti state governor was sponsoring the return of her remains when they were yet to submit a formal request which was subjected to approval.

Moji died of cardiac arrest two months after child birth in Canada where she had gone to have her baby.

The late actress had been initially said to be buried in Canada so as to fulfill Islamic injunction that demands the dead to be buried under 24 hours. But Moji’s first child, Adunola vehemently kicked against burying her mother in a strange land. The Babcock University Law undergraduate asked for the remains of her mother to be brought back to Nigeria for burial.

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Meanwhile, check out the names of the 12-man burial committee set to give Moji a burial befitting a movie star that she was below:

Fathia Balogun leads Moji Olaiya’s burial committee, denies Fayose's sponsorship

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state

1. Faithia Williams Balogun (Chairperson)

2. Foluke Daramola (Secretary)

3. Yomi Fabiyi (Publicity Sec)

4. Taiwo Adebayo (She Boy)

5. Bimbo Thomas

6. Bisi Ibidapo Obe

7. Femi Olaiya (Deceased’s brother)

8. Yinka Farinde (Canada)

9. Shade Oliwo

10. Kemi Afolabi

11. Ronke Ojo (Oshodi Oke)

12. Muka Ray

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