Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York, Amb. Habib Habu, told reporters 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.
Akhigbe died on Oct. 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.(NAN)