Ace journalist cum economist Peter Alexander Ashikiwe Adione-Egom, who died on March 3 at the aged of 70, will be buried this Friday, March 22.
Announcing the burial arrangement in a statement, his son, Pierre Egom Aagaard, said a service of songs would hold on Thursday, March 21, at King’s College Hall, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, at 6pm while a requiem and funeral Mass would hold Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 10am.
His interment follows at the Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi, Lagos, while a reception will take place at The Daisy Centre, Victoria Island. He is survived by seven siblings and his two children — Eva, business controller at the University College Capital, Copenhagen; and Pierre, the head of road infrastructure, market development and project procurement, The Danish Road Directorate — and three grandchildren Laerke, Magnus and Kasper.
Adione-Egom started his journalism career at The Guardian and moved on to The African Guardian as economic editor in 1985. In 1987, the late Fred Brume founded Business in ECOWAS and invited him to join the enterprise as a partner with responsibility for the editorial aspects of the business.