Burial for Olaitan Oyerinde Thursday

The remains of Principal Private Secretary to Edo State Governor, Mr Olaitan Oyerinde who was brutally killed by unknown gunmen in his home in Benin City last weekend, would be buried in his home town, Ede, Osun State on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

A state from Edo state government said the burial would be preceeded by a service of songs to be held at the Government House, Benin City on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 4pm. His corpse is expected to depart Benin City for Ede in a motorcade at 7am on Thursday.

Oyerinde, 44 was deputy general secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) before his secondment to work with Governor Adams Oshiomhole in  November, 2007.

A Mass Communication graduate of the University of Lagos, Oyerinde, a former student activist was also a former Lagos State Chairman of Campaign for Democracy (CD).

A former member of defunct Nigerian Tenants Association (NTA), Oyerinde began his trade union career with the Iron and Steel Workers Union as assistant general secretary. He was also the executive director of the Centre for Workers’ Rights (CWR) based in Lagos.

He is survived by his wife, Funke, four children, two sisters and aged parents.

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