Ekwueme wanted to see ‘Nigeria be a nation, not just a country’ – Osinbajo


Late Alex Ekwueme

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the late former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekueme, was committed to the unity of Nigeria throughout his lifetime.

Osinbajo made the statement during a Parade of Honour for Ekwueme mounted at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday as part of the last respects by the Federal Government for him.

He expressed the hope that the death of Ekwueme would not only encourage Nigerians but cement the relationship among all of the peoples and nationalities in the country.

Osinbajo said: ‘’when he was asked what his vision were for the country, he said, ‘I would want to see Nigeria to be a nation, not just a country.’

“Those words tell us how committed he was to the unity of this country.

‘’And I pray that in death and as we remember him, this would not only encourage us but also cement the…

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