|Late Alex Ekwueme|
Consequently, the Federal Government has set up a committee headed by the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha and has also opened a condolence register at the State House, Abuja.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement at the National Economic Council (NEC), presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Federal Government has set up a National Burial Committee for former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. The Committee will be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, with the full participation of the Anambra State Government and the Ekwueme family.— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) November 23, 2017
Mustapha said that both the Federal Government, Anambra State Government and the late Ekweme’s family will fully participate in the burial.
At the end of the council meeting which lasted five hours, Osinbajo led governors as well as other senior governor officials to sign the condolence register.
Meanwhile, the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has commended President Buhari for the conduct of free and fair gubernatorial election on November 18th in the state.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande told State House Correspondents, that Obiano gave the commendation under Any Other Business during the council meeting.