The Anambra House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to immortalise Nigeria’s first Vice President, late Dr Alex Ekwueme as a reward for his service to the country.
The assembly made the call on Wednesday in Awka at the House plenary session. The lawmakers noted that the late Ekwueme, who died on Nov. 19, 2017 at the age of 85, had worked for the unity of the country and deserved lasting honours.
The call was based on a motion on notice moved by the member representing Orumba North State constituency, Chief Romanus Obi.
Obi said that the fallen icon deserved great respect at death considering his selfless service and great contributions towards the development and unity of the Nigerian nation. “Ekwueme was a unifying factor in the political movement of this country and never hid his wealth of knowledge or used it selflessly.