Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme’s Remains Arrive In Abuja
The remains of the former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The body arrived the country from London, the United Kingdom on Monday, January 29 around 5:00 am.
Family members, cabinet members and top government functionaries including the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo were on standby to witness the parade of honour of the former Vice-president.
The Vice President while receiving the corpse prayed that the death of the Former Vice President who he describes as selfless will consolidate the relationship between every Nigerian and bring about a truly united nation as the Ekweme had always wished for before his death.
After the prayers, his remains were wheeled into the waiting Military Airforce C 130 aircraft en route Enugu his residence from where he will be moved to Anambra his home state for interment on Tuesday, January 30.
Dr Alex Ifeanyi Chukwu Ekweme served as Nigeria’s former Vice President between 1979 and 1983.