Ex-VP Ekwueme’s remains arrive Nigeria

Posted by News Express | 29 January 2018 | 1,559 times

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•Late Ex-VP Ekwueme’s remains upon arrival in Abuja on Monday

The remains of the former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, has arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The body arrived the country from London, United Kingdon on Monday, January 29 around 5:00 am.

Family members, cabinet members and top government functionaries including the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, were on standby to witness the parade of honour of the former Vice-president.

The Nigerian Airforce Charlie 130 aircraft was also on ground to move the corpse to Enugu for the interment on Tuesday, January 30.

The Vice President while receiving the corpse prayed that the death of the Former Vice President who he describes as selfless will consolidate the relationship between every Nigerian and bring about a truly united nation as the Ekwueme had always wished for before his death.

His remains after the prayers were then wheeled into the waiting Military Airforce C 130 aircraft en route Enugu, the home state of the former Vice-President.

Dr Alex Ifeanyi Chukwu Ekweme served as Nigeria’s former Vice President between 1979 and 1983. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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