Name Fedpoly Oko, others after Ekwueme, Senate tells FG
The Senate yesterday asked the Federal government to immediately immortalize the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, by naming the Federal Polytechnic Oko or other key federal institution or assets after him.
According to the Senate, the call for immortalization became imperative following his contributions to the social, economic, and political development of Nigeria during his lifetime.
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The Senate which observed a minute’s silence in honour of late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, also resolved to send a delegation of this distinguished Senate to condole with his family, the Government and people of Anambra State.
Resolutions of the Senate yesterday were sequel to a motion by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Enugu West and entitled, “The passing on of former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, GCON (1932-2017)”
Presenting his motion, Senator Ekweremadu, Order 43 of the Senate Standing Order 2015 As Amended, said among others, “This Senate, notes with a deep sense of loss the passing on of the former Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, GCON (October 21, 1932 – November 19, 2017); notes that the late elder statesman was an intellectual giant and consummate professional.”
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