Governor of Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday expressed sadness over the death of the first Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
The governor described Ekwueme, who died in a London hospital at the age of 85, as “a complete gentleman and a thorough-bred scholar.”
Ambode, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said the late former vice-president was a philanthropist and a politician per excellence, who contributed immensely to serving the country and humanity.
“Dr. Ekwueme was also a detribalised Nigerian who was committed to the course of a united, indivisible and prosperous Nigeria. He believed so much in all inclusive governance and was one of those patriotic Nigerians who contributed in laying the foundation of a sustainable democracy in Nigeria,” he added.
Ambode, while commiserating with the family of the late elder statesman, urged them to uphold the ideals he stood for, saying that the nation would continue to draw inspiration from his life and times.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper)