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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ALL IS SET FOR CHINUA ACHEBE’S BURIAL TOMORROW

Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has stated that the state is ready to give the late literary icon, Professor Chinua Achebe a befitting state burial. The Governor made the statement earlier in the week while inspecting St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Ogidi, where the funeral will take place on Thursday 23rd May.
The Governor also inspected Achebe’s final resting place, which is also designed to serve as a mini museum to house all the deceased works.
Meanwhile, tributes have been pouring in for the late novelist from far and wide. The Archbishop of Canterbury - the Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Bishop of Woolich, Rt. Revd. Michael Ipgrave, his Southwark counterpart, Rt. Revd. Christopher Chessun, and also the Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba all eulogized the late icon.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and other Heads of State, State Governors, Diplomats and International Literary dignitaries will be in attendance.
The program will continue on 24th and 25th and round up with the outing ceremony on Sunday May 26th with Christian outing service/thanksgiving St Phillips Anglican church, Ogidi.

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