The Edo State Government has concluded plans to organise a state burial for highlife music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo, barely a month after he passed on at 80-year-old.
It said that the move was an appreciation for his contribution towards the development of Nigeria particularly Edo state, where he impacted his skills on several youths.
Through a statement by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Osaigbovo Iyoha, on Sunday, said that the government is firming up arrangements with the family of the late music legend to ensure a successful state burial.
According to Iyoha, “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.”
Uwaifo died on August 28, 2021, aged 80 years. He led an illustrious career as a musician, artist, and arts teacher, taking the culture, experiences, and sound of Edo people to a global audience.