Nigerian Ambassador To France Kayode Laaro Buried In Ilorin

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 Alhaji Kayode Laaro, who was until his death last week, the Nigerian Ambassador to France, has been laid to rest in Ilorin..

The deceased diplomat, who died at 63, was appointed  as  Nigerian Ambassador to France by former  President Muhammadu Buhari  in July 2020 and  he  had officially assumed duty in France on May 15, 2021 as the nation’s representative in France, with concurrent accreditation to Monaco.

 Dignitaries led by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq gathered at the General Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, Ilorin to receive the body of the late Laaro penultimate Wednesday, the Nigerian Air Force aircraft that carried the body of the deceased diplomat was draped in the national colours as a mark of honour for his service to the country.

 Islamic funeral prayer (Salatul Janazah)   was later held for the late    Ambassador Kayode Laro at his family compound in Ilorin.

Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammed Bashir Soliu presided over the Salatul Janazah which was attended by the governor.

Other dignitaries in attendance include Nigeria’s Ambassador to Paris (France) superintending Economic and Consular Affairs, Muazam Nayaya; Deputy Head of Mission (France) , Ambassador Tunde Mukaila Mustapha; Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt Yakubu Danladi Salihu and other principal officers; and the AbdulRazaq family led by the governor’s elder brother and Mutawalle Ilorin, Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq.