The family of a former lawmaker, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has formally announced his death.
Kashamu died of COVID-19 on Saturday in a Lagos private hospital.
He will be laid to rest in his hometown of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State on Sunday.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Austin Oniyokor, it was announced that Kashamu will be buried according to Islamic rites by 12 noon.
“The Shodipe Kashamu family of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, has announced the death of the patriarch of the family, Senator Buruji Kashamu.
“Kashamu, 62, died today (Saturday) at a private hospital in Lagos, after a brief illness.
“His remains will be interred by 12 noon tomorrow, Sunday, August 9, 2020, in his Ijebu-Igbo country home, in accordance with Islamic rites,” it read in part.