New York - The body of late former Chief of General Staff, Vice-Admiral Mike Akhigbe, is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York, Ambassador Habib Habu, told NAN on Thursday that the body would depart New York on Friday night.
"Earlier on Friday, a church service in honour of the former Naval chief will take place at the Holy Family Church located at 315E, 47th Street in New York,’’ he said.
NAN recalls that Akhigbe died on October 28 at the age of 67 in New York.
Habu said members of staff in the offices of the Nigeria Permanent Representative to the UN and the Nigerian Consulate had been encouraged to attend the service.