Unic Press UK: A former vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme, died in London. He was 84-years-old.
In a statement issued on behalf of his family, his brother Laz Ekwueme said:
“Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON. The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.”
The deceased Alex Ekwueme is a recipient of several awards, including the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) and the Order of the Republic of Guinea and Nigeria.
Buhari Mourns Alex Ekwueme
In a press statement the Special Adviser to the Nigerian president
on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said:
“President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to Nigerians, and to the Government and people of Anambra State, on the passing away of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), on Sunday, November 19, 2017. President Buhari commiserates with the entire Oko Kingdom, the Aguata Council of Traditional Rulers, and the Ekwueme family, over the loss of the family’s patriarch, whose regular counsels on national issues and mediations for peaceful co-existence would be sorely missed. The President prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the former Vice President, and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.”