The coffin of Dr Chike Akunyili, the late husband of former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili lay in state on Thursday morning at his house in Agulu, Anambra State.
Grieving family members and friends were present to honour the deceased, including a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.
According to burial arrangement released by the family, Pontifical Requiem Mass for the deceased will come up at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, to be followed by interment at his country home.
Dr Akunyili, a medical doctor was assassinated by unknown gunmen on September 29, 2021, in Anambra State.
There will be a condolence visit by in-laws, friends and well-wishers on Friday, while thanksgiving mass will occur at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu on Sunday.