The remains of the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu of Imo North will be buried on Friday , February 21 .
A statement by Nnadozie Uwajumogu , on behalf of the family, said the date was chosen after due consultations and in line with the custom and tradition of Umuihi in the Ihitte /Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State .
The statement noted that Acho Obioma had been chosen as the chairman of the funeral rites ’ planning committee .
Uwajumogu had collapsed and died in Abuja on December 18 , after attending Senate plenary the previous day .
The statement read , “In line with the tradition of his community , the family, extended family , in -laws and close friends met many times to consider a suitable date for the burial of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu .
“After due consultations, the family wishes to announce that the burial will hold on Friday , February 21 , 2020 at his country home, Umuihi, Ihitte Uboma LGA , Imo State .
“Additionally , a broad based burial committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Acho Obioma and charged with the planning , preparation and execution of the burial.
“Uwajumogu ’s family wishes to thank everyone who has comforted the family in this trying moment.”