Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has approved N35 million as the government’s contribution to the burial of the late renowned evangelist, Prophet (Dr) Timothy Oluwole Obadare.
In a statement made available to journalists yesterday in Osogbo by the Commissioner for Finance, Economic Planning and Budget, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, the government said the money was approved to appreciate the contributions of the late cleric to the development of mankind and the state.
The statement reads: “The sum of N35 million is earmarked for construction of the mausoleum, burial ceremonies and intervention works of the late Spiritual leader who joined the saints on Thursday, March 21, this year.”
The burial ceremony will be held August 9 and 17 at the World Soul Winning Evangelistic Ministry Theology Centre in Ilesha. The government described the late Prophet Obadare as one of the great spiritual icons and a sage who the state is proud of, saying: “He had promoted the name of Osun beyond the shores of Nigeria during his missionary duties as C.A.C General Evangelist.
“We believe that the mausoleum of the late Prophet will be a great benefit to Osun in terms of tourism development as it could attract the influx of tourists to the state.