Alex Ekwueme to be laid to rest on February 2

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Dr Alex Ekwueme

The burial committee set up to plan a state burial for Late Alex Ekwueme says the former Vice President will be buried on February 2.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made this known while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

Mustapha, who is the chairman of the committee, was represented by Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity, who is also a member of the committee.

The committee, which was inaugurated on the December 15, 2017, has come up with a nine day long Programme for the burial.

The programme will start from January 19 to February 2, 2018.

The SGF described the first elected vice president of Nigeria as an accomplished Architect, Town planner, Philanthropist and politician.

Mustapha noted that the death of Ekwueme was a painful loss to his family and the nation at large, while announcing the…



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