Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has paid for the body of late actress Moji Olaiya to be transported to Nigeria, says her burial committee.

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The actress, 42, died last Wednesday in Canada following a cardiac arrest, two months after she gave birth to her second daughter.

Yomi Fabiyi, publicity secretary of the burial committee, in a statement released on Monday, said Tinubu made available the support needed to bring the remains of the actress, and her two-month-old child, back to Nigeria.

He said: “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 reunited with the family.

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“Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Committee members, Adunola(Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya)and 2 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-frieght.

“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 recieved will be adequately aknowledged. For now, we are geateful 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.”

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ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU PAID FOR THE COST OF BRINGING MOJI OLAIYA BODY AND CHILD TO NIGERIA. 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 beffitting 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 2 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-frieght. 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 recieved will be adequately aknowledged. For now, we are geateful 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. Thank you all. Yomi Fabiyi Publicity Secretary For: LATE MOJI OLAIYA BURIAL COMMITTEE & FAMILY.

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The committee had earlier said that it reached out to Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, for support on the matter.

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