Alex Ekwueme’s Burial Gulps N1 Billion – FG
The Federal Government said at the weekend that it had put about N1 billion into the burial arrangement for the late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige disclosed this during his visit to Anambra State to inspect the level of preparation so far.
Ekwueme died in London Hospital last year and would be buried in his country home, Oko community in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Friday.
According to Ngige, about N1 billion had been spent to give the facelift to major roads leading to the community, adding, “the roads include Nnewi-Igboukwu-Ekwulobia; Amansea-Amawbia; Akokwa (Imo State) – Uga; Nise – Agulu and Umunze-Ajali.
Ngige who is also a member of the burial planning committee said that he was at the community last week to look at how far works had gone, especially on the roads.
He said that he was happy and satisfied with the level of work done and that the Federal Government would give the late elder statesman a befitting burial.
He said that the contractor handling the tomb would hand it over to the government by Tuesday and that the helipad where Vice President Osinbajo would land his aircraft had been prepared.