The burial committee saddle will the responsibility of organizing the burial ceremony of foremost Igbo leader and former Nigeria’s Vice President,Late ,Dr, Alex Ekwueme has fixed the burial for February 2,2018
This was made known to Journalist in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.
Mr. Mustapha, who is the chairman of the committee, was represented by Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity, also a member of the committee.
You may recall that the committee was inaugurated on the December 15, 2017, for the burial, and has come up with a nine-day long programme for the burial.
The programme starts from the January 19 to February 2, 2018.
According to the SGF,late Ekwueme is the first elected vice president of Nigeria, an accomplished architect, town planner, philanthropist and politician.
He described Ekwueme’s death as painful loss to his family and the nation at large, while announcing the details of the ceremony as follows:
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 January 27 at 2.p.m, there will be a Memorial Service at St Marylebone Parish Church London.
On Sunday, January 28 at 6.p.m, there will be a Service of Songs and evening of tributes at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Similarly, 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 4 p.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 2 at 8.a.m, there will be lying-in-state at his residence; and 11.a.m. will be the funeral service, at St. John the Divine Church, Oko, followed by interment and reception.
On Sunday, February 11 at 9 a.m, there will be an outing service, at the St John the Divine Church, Oko.