Wednesday, 21 February 2018

FG Renames Federal University in Ebonyi “Alex Ekwueme University”

The Federal Government has renamed Federal University, Ndufu-Ikwo, Ebonyi State to Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State.

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo, announced this on Friday, February 2, 2018, during the burial service of the former late, Dr Alex Ekwueme at St John, The Divine Church, Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He said this was in honour of Dr Ekwueme’s contributions to Nation building.

While paying 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.

While paying tributes to the late former Vice President, Prof Osinbajo described him as a rare gem who always upheld the principles of personal sacrifice and service to humanity.

It is understood that family, friends, and other top government officials were present at the event which was held in his hometown in Oko, Anambra State.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Mrs 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.