It will be a carnival of sorts as the Chief Executive Officer of Tingo Media, Mr. Ebuwa Martins Agbonwaneten has concluded plans to hold the funeral of his mother, Princess Karina Namikpoh who passed away at 68.
A statement by Agbonwaneten, who is also the CEO of The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation, a non-governmental organisation owned by billionaire technology entrepreneur, Dozy Mmobuosi on behalf of the family, said their matriarch will be laid to rest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on September 29- October 1, 2023.
A service of songs and tributes will be held in her honour on Friday, September 29 at Azny Place, No 2 Louis Drive, opposite Nextime Supermarket, GRA Phase 3, along Abacha Road, Port Harcourt.
The funeral Service holds on Saturday, September 30 at Vaults & Gardens, Aggrey Road, off Cemetery Road Port Harcourt.
An interment reception will take place at The Palacios Event Centre, 63 Woji Road, Phase 2 Port Harcourt.
On Sunday, October 1, the thanksgiving service will take place at Hilltop International Christian Centre, 7 Hilltop Drive Waterlines/Elekahia Link Road Port Harcourt.
Agbonwaneten extended invitations to colleagues, associates and business partners, saying interesting activities have been lined up for their unforgettable experiences.
“As you may already know, my mother’s burial is scheduled for the 29th – 30th of September, 2023, in Port Harcourt. This event is not just a sombre occasion; it’s a celebration of a remarkable life and a chance to bid farewell to an extraordinary woman.
“I want you to be a part of this grand celebration. It’s an opportunity to join me in giving my mother the dignified and joyous send-off she deserves. I assure you; that we have prepared an unforgettable experience for all who attend!
“Transportation will be seamless, with arrangements and adequate security in place for those travelling from Lagos, Benin, Abuja and all over the world to Port Harcourt—all free of charge.
“We’ve secured top-notch hotel accommodations to ensure your comfortable and convenient stay. Our event planning team and funeral directors rank among the industry’s finest, ensuring that every detail is meticulously attended to.
“You may already know my reputation as a gracious host, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Our menu boasts a delectable array of cuisine, from continental delights to local favourites like ‘nkwobi,’ ‘pepper soup,’ ‘bolé,’ ‘starch and banga’, and more. The drink selection is equally impressive, featuring a range of choices from Champagne, Hennessy, Glenfiddich, Jack Daniels, cocktails, assorted wines, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and more,” he stated.