A huge crowd turned out today in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state, at the burial of businessman and former Senator, Buruji Kashamu.
The 62-year-old controversial politician died in Lagos on Saturday from COVID-19 complications.
Earlier, the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, was at the Ijebu-Igbo home of the late Buruji Kashamu.
Also, a crowd of sympathisers and loyalists of the late Senator, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District between 2015 and 2019, thronged Kashamu’s Ijebu-Igbo home.
The Global Times Nigeria reports that Kashamu died on Saturday, due to COVID-19-related complications at the age of 62.
Our correspondent learnt that the remains of Kashamu arrived from Lagos on Saturday night into Ogun for burial.
Many residents, who spoke with our correspondent, described Kashamu as a philanthropist whose contributions to humanity could not be quantified.
The entire town wore a mournful look as sympathisers who cut across religious beliefs and political party affiliations were all on the ground to bid the late politician goodbye.
Kashamu would be laid to rest by 12 noon.