Leaders commend his faithful service to Nigeria
By Nsikan Ikpe
Tributes continue to pour in for former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex IfeanyiChukwu Ekwueme, GCON following news and confirmation of his death on Sunday.
Here are a few taken from Twitter-ville:
Bello ShagariVerified account @Belshagy 1 hour ago
He got into the presidency richer and came out poorer. A selfless leader! Dr. Alex Ekwueme, First Vice President of Nigeria. RIP!
Today, I join Ndigbo and the entire nation to mourn the passing of one of Nigeria’s most illustrious sons, H.E. Dr. Alex Ekwueme, our first elected Vice-President. As we mourn his death, we celebrate his dedication and service to the development of our country.’
It was just about two months ago that I last saw Dr. Alex Ekwueme. He was physically present at the Supreme Court for the induction of the new SANs. Such a fine gentleman. His passage is a big loss to the country as a whole. Deep commiseration to the Ekwueme family.’
The former Vice President, who was a professional architect, is survived by among others, his son, Pastor Obi ‘Goodheart’ Ekwueme.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen.