The funeral arrangements for former Anambra State Governor Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, who died in April of this year, have been announced by the state government. Mbadinuju served as Governor of Anambra State from May 29, 1999, until May 29, 2003, and will be honoured with a State Burial.
Mbadinuju, who was born on June 14, 1945, was elected on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) platform and began office as Governor on May 29, 1999, when civil rule was restored. He was a failure as a Governor, serving only one term. He’ll be known for introducing the Ota and Bakassi boys to checkmate large crime outbreaks in the state when he was in power.
To ensure that Mbadinuju enjoys a proper funeral as the former Governor of Anambra State, his family and the State Government have arranged the final passage ceremonies as follows:
On November 22, the Anambra State Government will receive Mbadinuju’s body at the Government House Courtyard for Lying-in-State. This will be an opportunity for the public to pay their respects.
On November 23, the State Government will hold a Commendation Service and Thanksgiving Ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Awka to honor Mbadinuju. This event will be attended by his former political associates, colleagues, and friends.
On the same day, Mbadinuju’s family will hold the Wake, Praise/Worship, and Tribute Sessions in his hometown of Uli, Ihiala LGA.
On November 24, an Interdenominational Burial Service will be held at Mbadinuju’s Uli Country Home, followed by his interment. After the burial, a reception and refreshments will be provided for the guests.
Condolence visits will continue on November 25, as organized by Mbadinuju’s family.
On November 26, outing services and further condolence visits will be arranged by his family to conclude the funeral proceedings.
Governor Mbadinuju served Anambra State diligently, and as his farewell, his famous slogan “It Shall Be Well With Anambra State!” is echoed once again. May his soul rest in peace.
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