The official funeral ceremony of Cameroon’s former Prime Minister Sadou Hayatou has ended with a burial ceremony in Garoua. The Statesman was laid to rest for eternity in strict family intimacy after a prayer session at the Garoua Mosque.
During the official ceremony at the compound of the decease, the former Prime Minister was posthumously decorated with the medal of Grand Cordon of the National Orders of Merit.
The Medal was placed on the casket by the Personal Representative of the President of the Republic at the funeral, Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji.
The Minister also placed a wreath offered by the presidential couple by the casket. He delivered the Head of State’s condolence message to the bereaved family.
The fallen statesman was given military honour in line with official funeral rituals. He will be remember for his handling of the tripartite that saw Cameroonians agreeing to give peace a chance for the sack of the fatherland.
The funeral ceremony was attended by a cross section of the population of the North region, members of government, current and former as well as the political class of the country.
Honoroble Bapooh Lipot of the UPC said his party was at the funeral to celebrate the life a man who did his best to keep peace in the nation through dialogue.
SDF Senator Nzeke Emilia said it is important to show sympathy despite the challenges the country is facing the country is still it tact and it is necessary to acknowledge the legacy of the statesman.
The casket that was flown early Tuesday, morning from Yaounde through the c130 plane of the military spent the night at the lake side residence of the decrease in Yaounde. On Monday evening, an interreligious prayer session was organised at his Premises attended by a top state dignitaries including former Prime Ministers.
Sadou Hayatou who died on 1st August 2019 was flown into the country on Monday, 12th August 2019 and was received by a cross section of personalities led by the Personal Representative of the President of the Republic Paul Atanga Nji.