The funeral mass in honour of Mrs Grace Onaiwu Omoigui, held on Wednesday at the Holy Cross Cathedral Church, Lagos.
Funeral ceremonies began on January 2, 2017, with a ‘Walking Mom’s path’ event in Lagos.
Service of Songs was held on January 3, followed by a funeral mass at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos Island, the next day.
The six-day funeral ceremony will end on January 7 with a reception in Benin after a Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Benin.
The family will use the opportunity of the ‘Walking Mom’s path’ events holding in Lagos and Benin, to raise awareness of causes their mom believed in – teacher education and welfare – in Lagos as well as care for the elderly and the dead, in Benin.
Mrs. Omoigui (nee Asemota) passed on last month at a Lagos hospital following complications from multiple gunshot injuries from an armed robbery attack in Benin, Edo State, on her way from a bank. She was one month away from her 83rd birthday.
A teacher, lawyer, and magistrate, Mrs. Omoigui was the mother of reputed Nigerian military historian, Nowamagbe Omoigui, and former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Ifueko Okauru.