Following resolution between members of the Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), its National Grand Patron, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Burial Committee for late actress, Moji Olaiya, the association announced Monday, that the APC National Leader has agreed to finance the burial of the deceased, including the cost of flying her corpse from Canada and that of her two months old baby.
An Instagram post by a film maker and Publicity Secretary, Moji Olaiya Burial Committee and Family, Mr. Yomi Fabiyi, confirmed this.
“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 … our decision to have her body back…
“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-freight.
“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…”
Also at the meeting were Adunola, the first daughter of the Late Moji Olaiya and her two elder brothers.