A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Monday bankrolled the freight fare of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya from Canada, where she died.
Tinubu stepped in after the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who initially reportedly promised to help bring back Moji’s remains failed.
Secretary of Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, Yomi Fabiyi, secretary, in a statement confirmed Tinubu’s assistance.
“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 re-united with the family.
“Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Committee members, Adunola (Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya)and two 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 received will be adequately acknowledged. For now, we are grateful 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.”
Moji, who died last week was scheduled for burial last Friday in compliance with Islamic rites, but was shelved after her 18- year-old daughter insisting her body be brought back to Nigeria.