Rachel Oniga’s family has announced the veteran actress’s burial plans, which will get out with a symposium in her honor.
Oniga died of heart-related disease, on Saturday, July 31, and her family had said she battled with the ailment “for a short period before her demise.”
In the latest press release by the family which was shared on Oniga’s Instagram page on Monday, the burial activities would start off with a symposium organized by a coalition of Non-governmental organizations and friends of the deceased.
The event will hold on Monday (today) at 11 am at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
The next event which will hold on Thursday, August 26, is the Service of Songs at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Abayomi Owulade Avenue, Magodo Phase 2, Lagos by 4:30 pm.
Lying in state holds at the same venue on Friday, August 27 by 9:30 am and the internment follows immediately after the mass.
The statement, signed by Deaconess Toyin Odusote on behalf of the family, states that the internment “is a private event to be attended by immediate family members only”.
The reception of guests, however, will hold at Grandeur Events Centre, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos by 2 pm on Friday.
As a final note, the family added, “Please note that all events should be attended strictly by invitation. This is so because of the particular number of people we are allowed to admit due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“However, all events will be streamed live on different social media platforms. We will sincerely appreciate it if you join us online as we honour our mother. All attendees must observe all COVID-19 protocols, please.”