Ariat Smith, the wife of the former Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith, is dead.
She died at the age of 69.
News of her death was announced by the Lagos State government in the early hours of Saturday.
According to Lagos state government, she will be buried today in accordance to NCDC guidelines on COVID-19 social distancing protocol.
The statement by Lagos state government reads:
“Lagos State Government, on behalf of the Smith family, wishes to announce the passage of our mother and grandmother, Alhaja Ariat Aderoju Smith (nee Jinadu) who died on Friday 5th June 2020 at the age of 69.
“The remains of late Alhaja Ariat Smith will be buried on Saturday 6th June 2020 in accordance with Muslim rites.
“Only immediate family members will be allowed at the burial rites, in strict compliance with the NCDC/LASG guidelines on COVID-19 social distancing protocol.
“The deceased is survived by her husband, Alhaji Musiliu A.K. Smith, CFR, former Inspector General of Police and Chairman, Nigeria Police Service Commission. Children: Mr. Mujeed Adekunle Smith and Mrs. Atiat Olubunmi Sheidu.
May Allah grant her Aljanah Firdaus