Rachel Oniga to be buried August 27, family says as burial arrangement begins

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The burial arrangement for the late veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga begun on Monday with with a symposium organised by a coalition of non-governmental organisations and friends of the deceased.

It will be recalled that the veteran actress died late July after battling what her family described as a heart-related disease.

In a statement by Oniga’s family, the burial activities began on August 23, with a symposium organised by a coalition of non-governmental organisations and friends of the deceased.

The next event, which is the service of songs, is expected to hold on August 26, at the Catholic Church of Resurrection Magodo phase 2 Lagos by 4:30 pm.

This would be followed by the lying-in-state, which will commence by 9:30 am on August 27, at the same venue in which the requiem mass will start by 10 am on the same day, while the interment will follow immediately.

It was also stated ithat the interment will be attended by only her immediate family members while the reception of guests will hold at the Grandeur events centre in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos by 2 pm.

“Please note that all events should be attended strictly by invitation. This is so because of the particular number of people we are allowed to admit due to COVID-19 restrictions,” it added.

“However, all events will be streamed live on different social media platforms. We will sincerely appreciate it if you join us online as we honour our mother. All attendees must observe all COVID-19 protocols, please.”