Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Alex Ekwueme to be laid to rest Feb. 2

By Kate Obande-Okewu on 19/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 415

•Late Alex Ekwueme
•Late Alex Ekwueme

The burial committee set up to plan a state burial for Dr 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 Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, who is also a member of the committee.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee, which was inaugurated on the December 15, has come up with a nine-day long programme for the burial.

The programme will start from the January 19.

The SGF described the first elected Vice President of Nigeria as an accomplished architect, town planner, philanthropist and politician.

On Friday January 19 at 2pm, there will be a Memorial Service at Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina Lagos, while at 5pm, there will be an Evening of Tributes and Music at Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.

On Saturday January 27 at 2pm, there will be a Memorial Service at St Marylebone Parish Church London.

On Sunday, January 28 at 6pm, there will be a Service of Songs and evening of tributes at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Similarly, on Monday, January 29 at Noon., there will be a Parade of Honour at the Presidential wing, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after which Ekwueme's body will depart to Enugu and will be received by South East governors at the airport.

On Tuesday, January 30 at 4 pm, there will be a Service of Songs at Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Independence Layout, Enugu.

On Wednesday January 31 at 10 am, there will be South East commendation service at Okpara Square, Enugu.

On Thursday, February 1 at 10 am, the body will depart for Awka at Noon, and there will be Anambra Commendation service at Ekwueme Square, Awka.

By 4 pm, the body will depart for Oko, Ekwueme’s home town, a Service of Songs will hold at his residence from 5pm.

On Friday, February 2 at 8am, there will be lying-in-state at his residence; and by 11 am, there will be the funeral service at St. John the Divine Church, Oko, followed by interment and reception.

On Sunday, February 11 at 9 am, there will be an outing service at the St John the Divine Church, Oko.

The SGF called on all professional groups and individuals whose lives and interests were impacted on by the departed statesman to be part of the burial ceremonies to pay him their last respect. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 19/01/2018 04:15:54 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
2015 Presidency: APC no march for PDP and...

ARSENAL FAN LOSES HOUSE after losing bet that...

Conduct fresh election if President dies — Cleric...

Nigeria loses N94bn to gas flaring in 3...

FG will support, elevate festivals to contribute to...

Abia commences payment of teachers, pensioners

Edo seeks return of stolen Benin artefacts •German...

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands of policemen, officers protest non-payment...

ASUU frowns at mandatory sale of handouts by...

SARS banned from conducting stop and search operations...

Nnamdi Kanu’s family dares FG, says re-arrest will...

Breaking News: ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES LANDS IN ENUGU •Celebration...

 

Latest News Angry APC youths attack Governor Obaseki’s convoy Buhari shuns protocol, treks 800 metres •He is fit and ready for 2019 — Presidency Apprehension as firm serves Adeleke University quit notice, threatens to demolish structures Police captures madman accused of killing Ekiti monarch Kidnapping: NMA threatens to withdraw medical services in Cross River HURIWA cautions Army on Operation Python Dance 3, asks Buhari to rejig Security Council More males than females register to vote SERAP to Ajimobi: Repair Ayefele’s Fresh FM building or face legal action US deports Nazi camp guard to Germany 170 prison inmates regain freedom in Kano Eid-el-Kabir: Follow Allah’s precepts, Turaki urges Nigerians Gov. Sani-bello stresses the need for peaceful coexistence •Urges youth to engage in useful ventures

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,733 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,758 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,607 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,746 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,879 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,724 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,466 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,591 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,125 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (159,118 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,372 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,580 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,472) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (530) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (298) International (2,286) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (137) News (38,200) Opinion (1,064) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,121) Religion (837) Sports (1,655) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Yinka Ayefele's Music House Demolished

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement