Nov 1st, 2013 – Former Governor Mike Akhigbe’s Burial To Hold In Nigeria As Corpse Departs New York Tonight
The corpse of the late Governor Mike Akhigbe who died on October 28, 2013 at age 67 in New York is set to arrive Nigeria tomorrow for a befitting burial.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York, Ambassador Habib Habu, said the body would depart New York on Friday night.
“Earlier on Friday, a church service in honour of the former Naval chief will take place at the Holy Family Church located at 315E, 47th Street in New York,’’ he said.
Habu said members of staff in the offices of the Nigeria Permanent Representative to the UN and the Nigerian Consulate have been encouraged to attend the service.
Late Michael Akhigbe was also a former military governor of Lagos and Ondo states.
He died after a long time battle with throat cancer at a cancer treatment hospital in New York last week.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.