Oyogist.com has learned that Edo State Government has approved plans to organise a state burial for the iconic highlife music percussionist, Sir Victor Uwaifo who died on August 28.
This was contained in a statement by Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Osaigbovo Iyoha.
The 80-year-old ‘Joromi’ crooner, according to his family, died of chest infection at Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.
The statement reads in part: “The Governor has approved a state burial for an illustrious and dearly beloved Edo music icon, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.
“The Edo State Government is working closely with the family of Prof. Uwaifo to ensure a seamless state burial.“Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.”