Kogi State Government will not take part in the burial activities of former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Festus Iyayi, the family has said.
Prof. Iyayi died in a road accident involving the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, while on his way to Kano for the ASUU National Executive Committee.
The family had earlier refused audience with a delegation of Kogi State government led by the Secretary to State Government when they came on a condolence visit.
They were reportedly told that it was not safe to visit.
The family made its stand known at a press briefing held on Friday to announce Iyayi’s burial activities.
The Chairman of the burial committee, Sir Lawrence Ohiowele, said ASUU, some good spirited individuals and the University of Benin provided funds for the burial.
Sir Ohiowele said the burial would commence on December 5 with a vigil mass followed by commendation service at UNIBEN.
According to him, late Iyayi will be taken to his hometown for interment after funeral service on Saturday.