The Satellite Youth Forum in Lagos has postponed the candlelight procession which was planned in the honour of late legendary singer Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan.
The Youth forum scheduled a candlelight procession which was to hold today, July 16, at Satellite Town, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State where the late singer was said to have had his early life.
In a statement made by the Committee Chairman of the event, Mr. Patrick Morah C, while announcing the postponement of the procession said the decision was taken after deliberations with the Police and other security agencies.
The statement read, “The Satellite Town Youth Forum, organisers of the Sound Sultan Memorial Walk, hereby officially announce a postponement of the event”.
This decision was arrived at after due consultation with relevant security agencies in and around Satellite Town, Lagos.
“Following a series of very violent cult-related clashes, general insecurity and a few deaths in recent time, our security advisers, made up of retired and serving military officers and the Nigeria Police have made it clear that this is not an ideal time for public gatherings of any procession as security cannot be guaranteed”.
“As a responsible organisation, we value life and cannot risk the lives of Sound Sultan’s numerous fans and members of the general public by going ahead with the event as planned”.
“We deeply regret any inconvenience this decision may bring.”
Recall that Sound Sultan Died on July 11 after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He has since been buried in New Jersey in the United States of America according to the Muslim rites.
Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari and other Musicians mourned his demise.