Published on Nov 20, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari has recognise Alex Ekwueme, who died in a London Hospital on Sunday night as a national leader who made personal sacrifices in helping to lay the foundation for sustainable democracy in Nigeria.
In a condolence message to late Ekwueme’s family and Nigerians, President Buhari said that the unwavering commitment by Dr. Ekwueme, to the unity of Nigeria, had been a major encouragement to many governments.
President Buhari said that Dr. Ekwueme, who was the Nigeria second Republic Vice President, worked assiduously to improve the livelihood of many poor and underprivileged people through ‘the Alex Ekwueme Foundation.
Buhari said that the late leader rendered selfless service to his country and humanity.
The President expressed sympathy for the entire Oko Kingdom, the Aguata Council of Traditional Rulers and the Ekwueme family over the loss of the family’s patriarch.
Buhari said that his regular counsels on national issues and mediations for peaceful co-existence would be sorely missed.
He prayed that God would receive the soul of the former Vice President, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Dr. Ekwueme, from Anambra State, was flown to London last week for medical treatment, on the order of President Buhari and died last night.
Sep 03, 2015