Ekwueme: Big loss to the nation, true nationalist – Nigerian communities in S/Africa


Mr Adetola Olubajo

The Nigerian communities in South Africa says the passing away of Dr Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President, is a big loss to the nation.

Ekwueme died in a London clinic, aged 85 on Sunday.

Mr Adetola Olubajo, President, Nigeria Union, South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Pretoria on Monday, that Nigerians in that country received the news with shock.

He described Ekwueme as a politician with exceptional policies rarely seen among “ the political gladiators currently dominating our political climate.

“ He was upright, cerebral, courageous and loyal to the country while he was serving in various public offices.

“ His wealth of experience and contributions to the political landscape in Nigeria will be greatly missed.

“In 1995, he proposed the six geopolitical zones which Nigerians now use for decision making on national…

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