Alex Ekwueme Dies in London Hospital

Ebony Scott
November 21, 2017

The Former Nigeria leader who mourns with the family, Nigerians, people of southeast and Anambra state in particular extoled the virtue of simplicity that characterized the life of the late Vice President.

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme has died, his family has said.

He reportedly passed on at a London hospital on Sunday night.

According to the statement, "President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to Nigerians, and to the government and people of Anambra State, on the passing away of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), on Sunday, November 19, 2017".

NAN recalls that Ekwueme was initially admitted at Memfys Neurosurgical Hospital, Enugu, for a chest infection from where he was transferred to London on November 13.

Ekwueme was the Vice President to Alhaji Shehu Shagari between 1979 and 1984.

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Ekweme is a distinguished architect who started his professional career as an Assistant Architect with a Seattle-based firm, Leo A. Daly and Associates, and also with the London-based firm Nickson and Partners.

Before he was flown to London for treatment, reports said he had died but the family denied death.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week ordered that Ekwueme be flown overseas for medical treatment, after he was briefed on Ekwueme's medical condition.

Ekwueme was flown overseas Sunday, November 12 in an air ambulance after being hospitalised at Memfys Hospital of Neurosurgery, Enugu, for what the family attributed to a chest infection.

He had been ill before being flown to the United Kingdom for further medical attention.

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