This is a big relief for family, colleagues and friends of deceased Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya.
The 12-man burial committee has gotten the nod from a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, who was Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to foot the bills of flying home the remains of the Ekiti-born actress who died in Canada last Thursday at age 42.
According to Kayode Salako, a public critic and husband of Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, the burial committee had put a call across to Governor Ayodele Fayose on Moji Olaiya’s death and the need to help since she was an ambassador of the state.
The governor was said to have asked, “Who is Moji?! I don’t know any Moji. Please, stop disturbing my phone!”
Salako wrote on Instagram, “What an aberration!
What an awkwardness and crudity in leadership!
Meanwhile, Thank you Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu for always proving it that you remain among the only few reasonable, reliable and benevolent fathers of the Yoruba nation ever since.
Moji’s remains are coming back home. Thank you Jagaban! Thank you all well meaning Nigerians who have contributed in one way or the other.
Thank you sir! What a man with such a large heart!” (sic)
Moji died on May 18, 2017 suffering from cardiac arrest. SHe had travelled to be delivered of her baby which she had in March.
She died two months after childbirth and is survived by parents and her two children.