Family announces burial plans for ex-Reps member Cairo Ojougboh

Cairo Ojougboh
Cairo Ojougboh

The family of the former member of the House of Representatives Cairo Ojougboh has announced plans for his burial.

Ojougboh died on February 7, 2024, watching the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) between Nigeria and South Africa.

The 64-year-old, who was a close friend of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, was said to have suffered a heart attack during the match.

According to a statement on Thursday by his family, he will be buried on Friday, April 19, 2024 at the Ojougboh family compound in Agbor, Delta State.

The interment will take place immediately after a funeral mass scheduled for 10am at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church along Old Lagos/Asaba Road, Agbor in Delta State.

Reception will take place the same day at the open ground opposite Central Hospital, Agbor.

“The late Ojougboh was an illustrious son of Delta State. He was a grassroot 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.

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“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,” the family said.

Other lined-up burial activities that will precede the interment are requiem mass on Thursday, April 16, 2024 by 4pm at the Church for The Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja and vigil mass on Thursday, April 18, 2024 by 4pm at All Saints Catholic Church, Alihame, Agbor, Delta State.

The wake will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2024 between 6pm and 10pm at the Ojougboh family compound, Alihame, Agbor, Delta State.

The burial activities shall be capped with a thanksgiving mass on Sunday April 21, 2024 at All Saints Catholic Church, Alihame, Agbor, Delta State by 9am.

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

He was also a former executive director of project at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).