The funeral committee, consisting of family and friends, wish to thank everyone for their condolence messages and overwhelming outpouring of emotions.
While the burial date is yet to be announced, arrangements are already in the pipeline for the burial ceremony to take place within the next couple of weeks.
We are exploring every possibilities by which to accommodate everyone that may wish to participate and pay their last respects. However, we do need to recognise the reality that the funeral is likely to be faced with restrictions due to the partial lockdown situation at this point in time.
We do understand the extent and reach of Dapo’s network of friends and influence; as a result, we are proposing to use virtual platforms to maximum effects in providing full life coverage of all the burial events through Zoom, YouTube, Television broadcasts and any other appropriate media.
For Health and Safety reasons, we are currently seeking to reduce the numbers of visits to Dapo’s house for condolence visits. As a result, we do encourage members of the public to continue to use various virtual platforms set up, to express their feelings and pay their condolences, but limit or reduce their visitations to the family home, unless it is absolutely necessary.
We seek to observe public health and safety protocols relating to Covid-19, during visits and the actual burial event, by eliminating and limiting any hazards or risks of exposure of the family and friends to the risk of any infection.
Visitors should stay no longer than 1 hour, wear face masks and use hand sanitisers that are provided. Condolence visit hours are restricted to 5pm and 8pm daily.
We will roll out further details of the burial as we have them.
We ask that you continue to hold the family in your thoughts and prayers.
The following people have been constituted to form the funeral committee and are mandated to work with the family in ensuring appropriate and proper burial of Otunba (Dr.) Dapo Williams:
1. Otunba Wale Kalejaiye, chair (+44 7465 988 231)
2. Prince Sanya Haastrup, adviser (+447956 547 127)
3. Mr. Adeyemi Bello, secretary (+44 7932 711 320)
4. Mr. Tokunboh Ajayi, member (+44 7944 297 509)
5. Ogboye (Chief) Segun Ebo, member (+44 7960 942 975)
6. Mr. Dapo Habeeb, member (+44 7904 674 073)
7. Mentoring Cmdt. Alistair Soyode, member
8. Mr. Seyi Adefisan, member (+44 7983 801 883)
9. Dr. Itauma Charles Itauma, member (+44 7930 428 210)
The committee shall be keeping you abreast of the funeral arrangements.
Chief Wale Kalejaiye, chair
Seyi Adefisan, publicity
For and on behalf of:
the family and friends of Otunba Dapo Williams.
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