Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme for burial Feb 2


Late former Vice President Dr Alex Ekwueme will be buried on February 2, 2018, in his Oko, Anambra State, country home.

Funeral rites will start on January 19 with a memorial service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos. It will be followed by tributes and music in the evening at Landmark events centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.

On January 27, a memorial service will be held at St. Marylebone Parish Church, London. Back home, an evening of tributes will hold on January 28 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Other events lined up include Federal Government commendation ceremonies at Eagle Square, Abuja (January 29); Service of Songs at Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Enugu (January 30); South East Zone commendation service at  Okpara Square, Enugu (January 31).

On February 1, the Anambra State commendation ceremony will hold at Ekwueme Square, Awka, to be followed by service of songs in Oko.

The ceremony will be rounded up on February 2 with lying-in-state and burial.

The former Vice President died on Sunday, November 19 in a London hospital.