SGF Heads 10-Member C’ttee To Give Alex Ekwueme State Burial

SGF Heads 10-Member C’ttee To Give Alex Ekwueme State Burial

The Federal Government has inaugurated a 10-member committee to plan a befitting ‘State Burial’ for Nigeria’s Second Republic Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme who recently died in a London Hospital at 85.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Deputy Director, Press, in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation OSGF, Mohammed Nakorji.

Inaugurating the committee Tuesday in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha who also chairs it eulogized Dr. Ekwueme as a personality, who have served his fatherland meritoriously.

“The SGF assured the family members who are part of the Committee that Dr. Alex Ekwueme would be given a befitting and state burial.

“He told them that Federal Government would foot the bill and the evacuation of the body from London hospital”, the statement added.

Other members of the Committee are the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, Minister of Information and Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Sen. Chris N. Ngige, Inspector general of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris and the Director General, Department of State Services DSS, Mallam Lawal Musa Daura.

Others are the late leader’s son, Pastor Goodheart Obi Ekwueme, the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof. Osita Chukwulobelu and the Permanent Secretary, General Services in the OSGF, Dr. Roy P. Ugo who would serve as the Secretary.


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