Ekwueme: Obi thanks FG, others

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Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has thanked the Federal Government for the befitting burial accorded Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme.

Obi, who accompanied Ekwueme’s mortal remains from London last week and participated in the funeral programmes that culminated in Ekwueme’s burial last Friday, said he was satisfied elder statesman’s sacrifices for Nigeria and his exemplary services to the nation were rewarded by the naming of a Federal University after his name.

He also thanked Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, other Governors of the South East and everybody that contributed towards according Ekwueme a deserved burial.

Obi encouraged other arms of Government to equally honour Ekwueme, saying that “no honour is too for a life well-spent.”

The former governor, however, said that “beyond Ekwueme a befitting burial, should occupy the attention of Nigerians is how to imbibe those virtues he lived and died for, namely, incorruptibility, truthfulness, sincerity, hard work and diligence.”

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