Ekwueme was a great, selfless statesman – Anglican Bishop


Lagos – Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo, the Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), has described the late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, as a selfless and God fearing Nigerian statesman.

Ademowo said this on Friday at the commendation service for Ekwueme at the Cathedral Church of God, Marina, Lagos.

The late Ekwueme was Nigeria’s vice president from Oct. 1 1979 to Dec. 31, 1983.

“The Late Dr Alex Ekwueme was a man who loved God and he showed it through the way he loved his fellow human being; he was a great man, selfless, gentle, soft spoken; I wonder how he got into politics, I got to know that this man loves his fellow human being.

“We cannot compare him to the politicians of today as he single-handedly supervised the construction of Oko Comprehensive Secondary School, among many things he did, he spent his money for the good…

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