S’East Govs plan big for Ekwueme’s burial

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GOVERNORS of South-East zone have set up a burial committee to organise the funeral activities of the late elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme whose burial has been slated on Friday, February 2, 2018.

From Maureen Ikpeama, Enugu

This was made known by the chairman, South-East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi while briefing journalists on the outcome of their meeting held in Enugu.

He said that the South-East governors were very committed to the programme, stressing that the meeting “underscores the seriousness the governors have attached to this important burial of our late father”

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According to him, the governors studied the budget for the burial and the timetable was out and the details are with the Director General of the forum.

Ekwueme's Burial
Alex Ekwueme

Governor Umahi disclosed that the forum also reviewed its previous deliberations on the railway for the South East and gas to industrial zones as well as other issues such as the South East Economic Summit which was held recently.

In attendance at the meeting were the governors of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, represented by his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi and the host Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

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