Dr Alex Ekwueme, (1979 to 1983), the Former Vice-President of Nigeria, passed to a great beyond on Nov. 19, 2017 and was buried on Feb. 2, 2018.
While speaking to state house correspondent, the representative of the family and the community, Prof. Laz Ekwueme, said they were at the presidential villa to show their appreciation to the President and federal government for the support and assistance rendered to the family.
“The federal government was gracious enough to give him a befitting state burial.
“So, we have come as family, his spouse, children, members of the family and cabinet of Oko community and other chiefs and friends, to say thank you to
“We thanked him for the work he did through the committee he set up, under the chairmanship of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the presence of the Vice President at the burial itself.” he said.
He stated that they also appreciated him for the immortalizing his name by renaming the Federal University Ndufu Alike, in Ebonyi State, to Alex Ekwueme Federal University of Technology.
“We just came to say thank you to Mr President and his cabinet.”
He added thst late Ekwueme, during his lifetime, was known for integrity, honesty, love, selfless service to the country, unity and equity for all, justice and fair play.