2 years after, family set to bury O B Lulu-Briggs

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High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs

Late Billionaire oil mogul, Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs will be buried on March 13, 2021, heads of chiefs of the Oluwari Brigss house in Abonnema in Kalabari kingdom, has announced.

High chief navy capt. A. B. NoAjumogobia, the acting head of Oruwari Briggs House of Abonnema announced the burial of the patriarch, on January 1st, according to a statement signed by Ibim S. Dokubo.

Lulu-Briggs died on December 27, 2018 enroute Ghana. He was 88 years old.

His family has been engrossed in a bitter conflict over the control of his assets valued at $and 1 billion.

According to the statement, the late high chief OB Lulu Briggs will be committed to mother earth on the 13th of March 2021 in his home town.

The statement said the death of High chief O.B. Lulu Briggs was received by the Oruwari chiefs on the 27th of December 2018. He was 88years of age.

“We register our deep sadness and regret that more than two years after the death of our leader, he is yet to be buried due largely to family crisis.

“The major reason we could not plan the burial ceremony was because for more the fifteen months we could not take custody of the mortal remains of High Chief O.B Lulu Briggs because of the series of court cases that denied the family from taking custody of the body.

“The controversies that surrounded the demise of our paramount head were widely reported in the mass media.

“The overwhelming view was that we needed to wait for the relaxation of the covid-19 restrictions because High Chief O.B. Lulu Briggs was a man of many parts who had positively touched so many lives. He was a public servant, a labour leaders, a politician, a businessman, a philanthropist.

“It will therefore be a disservice to his memory to deny his legion of friends and associates the opportunity to honour him at his funeral. His obsequies should be designed to enable various personalities who interacted with him in his life time to participate actively”

“An evening of drama and tribute would hold at the Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt on Monday March 8th, 2021. There will be a service of songs and tribute on Wednesday March 10, 2021.

” His body will arrive Abonnema his home town, in the traditional war canoe and boat regatta on Friday March, 12, 2021, which will be followed by a Christian and Traditional Wake Keep.

“Most importantly, we express our most sincere gratitude to the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, for graciously approving a state Burial for High Chief O. B Lulu Briggs”

His son Dumo Lulu Briggs thanked the state Governor for promising to give his late father a befitting state burial and used the medium to invites friends of the family especially of his father to attend the burial ceremony of his father as they bid him farewell.