NewsNigeriaAnyaoku, Iwuanyanwu, national committee, announce funeral Programme of Prof Nwabueze

Avatar PilotnewsFebruary 19, 2024

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Secretary General of Commonwealth and Chief Emmanuel Iwuayanwu, President-General of the Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, who are to co-chair the National Committee of the burial of Prof. Ben Nwabueze, have announced the programme of the final funeral rites of the Eminent Jurist and Constitutional Icon.

Nwabueze, until his demise was the chairman of Eminent National Leaders of Nigeria popularly known as The Patriots.

According to a press statement on Monday signed by Olawale Okunniyi, the programme is as follows:

“22nd February, 2024  – Valedictory Court Session at the State High Court Premises, Ikeja, Lagos State by the Judiciary at 2pm. To be presided over by the Chief Judge of Lagos State

“Friday, 23rd February, 2024 – Day of Tributes in Lagos at Harbour Point Event Centre, Amadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos at 2pm.

“Thursday, 29th February, 2024 – Family Private Burial Ceremony in Atani, Anambra State.

“Friday, 1st March, 2024 – National Tributes and Celebration of Life in Atani, Anambra State at 12noon.

“Monday, 18th March, 2024  – National Colloquium/Dialogue at Nigeria Institute of International Affairs NIIA, 3/5, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and is  being organised by the Patriots at 11am to coincide with the 10th Year Anniversary of the Nigerian National Confab of 2014, inaugurated on 17th March, 2014 by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The statement further read, “The historic National Colloquium being organised in honour of Prof Ben Nwabueze SAN, a foremost champion of the 2014 National Confab, will be co-chaired by Chief Emeka Anyaoku GCON, Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth and Chairman of The Patriots.

“Expected at the various events of the obsequies announced above are; delegations and representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Former Presidents and Former Vice Presidents of Nigeria Various State Governors including host Governors in Lagos and Anambra States, Former Governors, Delegation and Members of the National Assembly, Former Senators and Former Members of the House of Representatives,

“Others are; Present and Former Members of State Legislative Assembly, Envoys of Foreign Missions in Nigeria, Leaders of Socio-Cultural and Political Groups, Delegation and Members of the Bench and the Bar, Close Associates and Friends of the late eminent jurist,” the statement added.

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