Ojukwu's Burial

February 20, 2012

Ojukwu’s burial rites move to Abia


UMUAHIA- PROGRAMME of activities for the burial of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu shifted to Abia State weekend with a large procession of Abians to some important places in Umuahia that have something to do with the late Ikemba.

The procession, led by top government officials and notable leaders in the state, took off from the famous Ojukwu Bunker to the War Museum, all within Umuahia metropolis and back to the bunker.

Addressing the processing on behalf of the governor, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Don Ubani, noted that Ojukwu was a great leader and that as governor of the defunct Eastern region, he fought injustice squarely.

According to him, the people, including the governments of the region are very proud of him and have planned a very befitting burial for him.

Ubani reminded the people that Ojukwu’s remains will be brought to Aba on February 28, and urged the people to troop out to accord the great a leader the last respect.

Elsewhere in far away, Zungeru, Ojukwu’s place of birth, the state governor, Theodore Orji, assured of a befitting burial for the late Igbo leader.

Governor Orji, who was in Zungeru, Niger State, to attend the the commencement of the burial rites of the Dim Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, disclosed that South-East governors had designed wonderful programmes to celebrate the exit of this great legend of all times.

Orji, who said that all the funds  Abia Local 0rganising Committee needed to ensure a smooth passage of the late hero had been released, announced that Enyimba Stadium where Ojukwu’s remains will lie in state on the 28th of this month, was wearing a new look.

He added that adequate security had also been put in place for the Aba event..