The burial of the late President of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping and former Chief of General Staff (CGS), Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe, has been fixed for Saturday November 23 at his country home, Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Head of the family and elder brother to the deceased, Chief Joseph Akhigbe-Alemoh, said that the body was expected to arrive at Fugar on November 22.
He said that a Christian wake keep would be held the same day while the funeral mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Fugar would hold the next day.
Aikhigbe died in New York on October 28 at the age of 68.
His son, Ikhane Akhigbe, who confirmed the burial arrangement at the family’s home on Victoria Island, Lagos, said his last moments with his father were emotional.
He said: “I am going to miss my father; that part of him that no one knows. Everyone knows the public figure, but he was my father. I have memories, recollections (of him). The advice he gave me, the legacy he left behind – of service and goodwill and doing justice to fellow men. More than anything else, the principles he stood for, which I have sworn to uphold. I will miss all that will also miss the person who only I got to know.”
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