Kemi Nelson’s family announces funeral plans

Kemi Nelson

The family of the late former Lagos State commissioner for women affairs and poverty alleviation in the Tinubu administration, Kemi Nelson, has announced funeral plans.

A statement from Nelson’s family on Monday revealed that an evening of songs and tributes would be held in her honour on August 23, 2022 at The Haven, Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

A wake service will be held on August 24, 2022 at 4pm at the same venue.

A funeral service will also hold on August 25, 2022 at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos at 9am.

A private interment will follow immediately after the funeral service.

The politician died on July 17, 2022 at the age of 66 of an undisclosed ailment.

She was the former executive director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

Nelson was a close associate of Tinubu although they both contested the Lagos West Senatorial District seat in 1992. She was a member of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) at the time.

The socialite was the women leader of Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress before holding the position of south west women leader of APC.

Nelson was notably the only female member of the Lagos State governor’s advisory council (GAC), the highest decision-making body in APC Lagos.