SGF Confirms Burial Plans For Late Ex Vice President Ekwueme

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mustapha, has confirmed that the late former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, will be buried on February 2, 2018.

The SGF, who doubles as the chairman of the committee was represented by Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity who is also a member of the burial committee.

Recall that the committee was inaugurated on the December 15, 2017, following the death of the elder statesman.

The programme, according to the committee will start on January 19, 2018 and run through to February 2, 2018.

According to the schedule, on Friday, January 19 at 2.p.m, there will be a Memorial Service at Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina Lagos, while at 5.p.m, there will be the Evening of Tributes and Music at Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.

On Saturday Jan.27 at 2.p.m, there willbe a Memorial Service at St Marylebone Parish Church London.

On Sunday, Jan.28 at 6.p.m, there will be a Service of Songs and evening of tributes at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

On Monday, January 29 at 12 p.m., there will be a Parade of Honour at the Presidential wing, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after which body departs immediately to Enugu and will be received by south-east governors at the airport.

On Tuesday, January 30 at 4.p.m, there will be a Service of Songs at Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Independence Layout Enugu.

Accordingly, on Wednesday January 31 at 10.a.m, there will be South-East commendation service at Okpara square Enugu.

On Thursday, February 1 at 10 a.m., body departs for Awka at 12. p.m., there will be Anambra Commendation service at Ekwueme Square, Awka. Also at 4p.m. body departs for Oko, Ekwueme’s home town and at 5.p.m, there will be service of songs at his residence.

Also, on Friday, February 2nd at 8.a.m, there will belying-in-state at his residence; and 11.a.m there will be the funeral service at St. John the Divine Church, Oko, followed by interment and reception.