Monday, May 22, 2017 11:55 pm
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC on Monday provided the financial resources needed to bring back the remains of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya from Canada back to Nigeria for burial from Canada where she died last Thursday morning.
It was gathered that colleagues of the late actress had approached the APC leader who is also a former governor of Lagos and a patron of the artistes when they hit a brick wall in their attempt to repatriate the remains of the late actress back home.
Yomi Fabiyi, secretary of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) confirmed Asiwaju Tinubu’s assistance in a statement: “The Committee after due deliberation consulted our father and a National Grand Patron of our association (TAMPAN) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the 21st May, 2017 to inform him of the demise of our colleague Moji Olaiya and that our humble unanimous decision is to have her body back, then given befitting burial and have her 2 months old daughter re-united with the family.
“Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Committee members, Adunola (Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya) and two elder brothers of Late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-freight.
“On behalf of the family, colleagues and friends we say a big thank you to the National Leader for his fatherly and timely intervention.
“Further support or assistance from other sources if received will be adequately acknowledged.
“For now, we are grateful to Asiwaju and his family.
“The family and committee will however take it from there. Moreso, every other information relating the arrival and burial plans will be released shortly.”