Former Nigerian lawmaker, Cairo Ojougboh's burial arrangements announced

The late Dr. Cairo Ojougboh

The family of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, a distinguished former member of Nigeria's House of Representatives, has officially revealed the funeral plans for their beloved patriarch. 

Dr. Ojougboh, who peacefully departed on February 7, 2024, at the age of 64, will be honored with a burial ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Ojougboh Family Compound in Agbor, Delta State. The interment proceedings are scheduled to commence immediately following a Funeral Mass, which is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church situated along Old Lagos/Asaba Road in Agbor, Delta State. 

Following the solemn service, a reception will be held on the same day at the Open Ground, located opposite the Central Hospital in Agbor.

Reception will take place the same day at the Open Ground, Opposite Central Hospital, Agbor.

According to a statement signed by the family to the effect, the late Ojougboh was an illustrious son of Delta State. 

Part of text of the statement reads: “He was a grassroots politician who has contributed immensely to the development of Delta State and the nation at large. He was a prominent, fearless and outspoken politician without prejudice to tribe or tongue. 

“Ojougboh was conscientious, amiable, accessible and generous to all who came across him and was committed to serving the public interest and improving the lives of citizens.

“Other lined-up burial activities that will precede the interment are Requiem Mass on Thursday, April 16, 2024 by the Church for The Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja and Vigil Mass on Thursday, April 18, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, Alihame, Agbor, Delta State.

“The Christian Wake will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2024 between 6:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. at the Ojougboh Family Compound, Alihame, Agbor, Delta State.

“The burial activities shall be capped with a Thanksgiving Mass on Sunday April 21, 2024at All Saints Catholic Church, Alihame, Agbor, Delta State by9:00a.m.

“Late Cairo Ojougboh represented Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007 and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.

“He was also a former Executive Director Project of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

“We extend our sincere gratitude to everybody for their show of love and support at this trying time.”

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