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Ekwueme’s death, big loss to the country— IBB

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Ekwueme's death, big loss to the country--- IBB

Dr. Alex Ekwueme

By Hammed Salawu, Minna
Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, (IBB) has described the death of former Vice President Alex Ekweme as a big loss to the country at a time the invaluable roles of  elder statesmen  like him are needed for  national cohesion.


A statement from the media office in Minna on Tuesday noted that the Former President is pained by the loss and received the news with heavy heart but took solace in the exemplary life lived by late Alex Ekwueme .  

The Former Nigeria leader who mourns with the family, Nigerians, people of southeast and Anambra state in particular extol the virtue of simplicity that characterized the life of the late Vice President.

He stated that the death has left a very big vacuum in the quest for true National unity and peaceful co existent for true nation building that has been the dream of every Nigeria in the usually resilient spirit to always be key players.  

“His simplicity is a rare virtue, despite his  intellectual depth I have come to know him with carriage of a man that is always living a very worthwhile live built on  values and morality , we will miss him , Nigeria needs people like him now than ever” IBB said.

“I condole with the family of the late Dr Ekweme , the government and  people of Anambra state and Nigerians , I pray that God gives the Family and all of us the fortitude  to bear the irreplaceable loss”

 
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