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Interment for Queen Christiana Igwesi to hold December 16 – Family 

Interment for Queen Christiana Igwesi to hold December 16 – Family 


The Igwesi Royal Family of Obuoffia Ancient Kingdom in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State has announced December 16, 2022, as the date for the interment of the Queen of Obuoffia Ancient Kingdom and Matriarch of the family, Her Highness, Chief Hon. Lolo Ezinne Christiana Ego Igwesi (JP).

This was contained in a message to newsmen in Enugu by Rt. Hon. Chief U.S.A Igwesi, Ikemba Enugu, the Queen’s second son, as directed by His Royal Majesty Eze Igwesi Obiora Igwesi, Esq., Eze-Chinawaeze III of Obuoffia Kingdom, Traditional Head of Obuoffia Awkunanaw and traditional ruler of Omuoha Awkunanaw who is the first son.


“Meanwhile, the programme of activities will commence with the final rites for His Royal Majesty, Eze John Egbo Igwesi, Ezechinawaeze II of Obuoffia Ancient Kingdom, Saturday, December 10, 2022, followed by his Memorial Service Sunday, December 11, 2022.

The former National and State Assembly parliamentarian revealed that the Queen, who was a wife of Late His Royal Majesty, Eze John Egbo Igwesi, Ezechinawaeze II of Obuoffia, was also the mother of the present Traditional Head of Obuoffia and traditional ruler of Omuoha, His Royal Majesty, Eze Barr. Igwesi O. Igwesi, amongst other surviving children, Prince Dr. Emeka Igwesi, Esq., Member, PDP Disciplinary Committee Enugu State and Chairman Nigerian Legion Enugu State, Prince Onyekwelu Igwesi, Princess Ngozi, Princess Nneka and Princess Barr. Nonso, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and relatives. The Queen departed at the age of 76 years.

Thanking personalities and leaders from all walks of life throughout the country, friends and acquaintances who called, visited and sent messages of condolence and sympathy to the family after her death; he asked them to join the family in the funeral activities as follows:


Saturday, 10th December, 2022.

Final Burial Rites of Late His Royal Majesty, The Rt. Hon. John Egbo Igwesi, EzeChinawaeze II of Obuoffia, Awkunanaw, Nkanu West LGA, Enugu State.

Sunday, 11th December, 2022. 

Memorial Service of Late His Royal Majesty, The Rt. Hon. John Egbo Igwesi, Ezechinawaeze II.


Thursday, 15th December, 2022.

5:00pm – Service of Songs/Wake Keep of the Queen at the Royal Palace of Peace and Justice in Omuoha Obuoffia Awkunanaw. Nkanu West LGA.

Friday, 16 December, 2022.


9:00am – Body leaves Eastern Nigeria Medical Center, Enugu to –

the ancient family House, No190 Agbani Road.

the ancient family House, No. 228 Agbani Road

10:30am – Body arrives the Palace

11:00am – Lying in state.

11:30am – Inter – denominational church service at the palace.

1:00pm – Interment.

2:00pm – Funeral continues.

Saturday, 17 December, 2022.

10:00am – Funeral Rites of Her Highness, the Queen, at the palace.

Sunday, 18th December, 2022.

9:00am – Outing Service at Emmanuel Methodist Church, Obuoffia Awkunanaw

Her Highness who died on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, held different positions of trust and leadership in her lifetime, which include several offices and positions in Umuada Igbo, National Council of Women Society, NCWS, Methodist Church Nigeria, et cetera. She was at sometimes in the past member, Enugu State Rent Tribunal, Enugu South LGA, member, Transition Committee Nkanu West LGA, Supervisory Councilor For Health, Nkanu West LGA, amongst others.

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