Federal government has renamed the Federal University Ndufu Alike to Alex Ekwueme Federal University.
NAIJ.com reports that the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement on Friday, February 2, during the funeral service of the late elder statesman, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
Family, friends, and well-wishers including government officials among other dignitaries were present at the event which is ongoing in his hometown in Oko, Anambra state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, as well as former vice president Namadi Sambo are among those present at the event.
State governors in attendance include Willie Obiano (Anambra), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos) among others.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that there has been very tight security presence in Anambra since Thursday, February 1, when the remains of Nigeria’s former vice president, Alex Ekwueme, landed his home-state for the final lying-in-state and subsequent internment.
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