14th November, 2013
The the late Ondo State Commissioner for Tourism, Barrister Ayodeji Olaniran Falae, who died in the Associated Airline plane that crashed on 3 October, will be buried today after a funeral service at Saint David’s Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure, the Ondo State capital, southwest Nigeria.
Ayodeji, who was the second son of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Olu Falae, died just 6 days to his 43rd birthday when an Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines conveying the corpse of a former Governor of Ondo State, Chief Olusegun Agagu, from Lagos to Akure for burial, crashed shortly after take-off at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
In honour of the late commissioner, a farewell service was held on Tuesday, 12 November, at This Present House, the dome end of Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State while a Christian wake took place on Wednesday at the Adegbemile Cultural Centre in Akure, Ondo State.
According to a statement by Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade, the remains of the late commissioner will be laid to rest after the funeral service today. The late Deji Falae is survived by wife, children, parents and siblings.