S’East Govs, Family Pick May 23rd Date For Achebe’s Burial

chinua_achebe1The South-East Governors Forum has fixed Thursday, May 23 for the burial of world renowned literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe.

Chairman of the forum and Anambra State Governor Peter Obi announced this on Sunday after a meeting of the governors and members of the Achebe family.

The meeting which held at Enugu State Government House, had all the governors of the region in attendance, except Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Eze Madumere.

Meanwhile, Obi, who spoke on the burial arrangements, also noted that plans were underway for the construction of the Enugu International Airport.

He said, “We met today and took decisions on security as well as the Enugu International Airport.”

He said, “I want to announce to you that we also met with Achebe’s family today and we have fixed his burial for May 23, 2013.”

Obi said President Goodluck Jonathan would soon be in Enugu to turn the sod for the construction of airport.



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