Photo News: Chinua Achebe’s Body Arrives in Nigeria
The body of the late Literary Icon, Professor Chinua Achebe today arrive Abuja from the United States for commencement of the burial rites.
His body was received by government officials, writers, cultural organisations and other associate bodies.
Some of the dignitaries present to receive the remains of the celebrated writer at the local wing of the airport
include, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Governor Peter Obi and many others.
Achebe’s casket draped in national colours of green and white was ushered into the local wing, with pall bearers in full Igbo attire as blaring trumpets, songs and dancing pervaded the hall.
Achebe, one of the world’s most reputable authors died on March 21, 2013 at 82.
Achebe’s body, accompanied by his wife, Christie and Governor Peter Obi later left for Enugu where activities have been lined up in his honour.
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