The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday renamed Federal University Ndufu Alike, in Ebonyi State, to Alex Ekwueme Federal University.
Its Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo made the announcement during the funeral service of the late elder statesman, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
Paying glowing tributes to the late former Vice President, Osinbajo described him as a rare gem who always upheld the principles of personal sacrifice and service to humanity.
The Vice President said, “we celebrate Alex Ekwueme because he practiced the eternal principles that set men and women apart from their peers, whether they are poor or rich, famous or unknown; the principles of personal sacrifice for others, service to those who cannot offer a reward, the courage of one’s convictions, bravery in the face of terror”.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Mrs Patience Jonathan as well as former Vice President Namadi Sambo attended the event.
The event also had in attendance, state governors including Willie Obiano of Anambra, Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos)
And family, friends, and other top government officials were present at the event held in his hometown in Oko, Anambra State.
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