The remains of Nigeria’s Lady of Songs, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, would be buried in Lagos on Friday, September 9, 2011. This is according to a release from the burial committee which was inaugurated shortly after her death.
The committee is chaired by former Delta State Commissioner for Sports, Dr. Austin Izagbo and has a number of other sub-committees including Finance, Publicity, Ceremonial, Welfare, Security, Special Duties and Logistics which have been charged with handling the specifics of the burial ceremony.
A “Christy Essien-Igbokwe Endowment Fund” is also to be set up in her honour. It will handled by the Finance sub-committee which has constitutional lawyer, Mr. Fred Agbaje; Mr. Marcel Ikedudu, a retired banker; Dr. Patrick Igbokwe, member of the Igbokwe family and Mr. Mike Ejezie as members. The account will be managed by Zenith Bank and all contributions and donations towards the burial activities will be deposited there.