The Edo State Government has approved a state burial for veteran musician and academic, Sir Victor Uwaifo.
The Edo-state-born guitarist died on August 28 at the age of 80.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Osaigbovo Iyoha.
The statement read in part, “The Governor has approved a state burial for an illustrious and dearly beloved Edo music icon, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.
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“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.”