The Assembly made the request at its plenary observed a minute silence in honour of the departed statesman who would be buried in his country home, Oko, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Friday.The call was made on Tuesday to Federal Government to immortalise former Vice President of Nigeria, the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme by naming a federal institution after him.
Late Ekwueme, who was one of the founding fathers of the PDP, the Assembly said it would be nice for a man of his stature and status to be immortalised by naming an institution after him in Igboland or anywhere else in the country.
Speaker of the House, Hon. Edward Ubosi, while urged his colleagues to observe a minute silence for the late vice president.
 “We are not mourning Ekwueme, we are celebrating him. He was a silent achiever. He guided the country until his death,” Ubosi said.
The member representing Nkanu East Constituency, Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, who suggested that Ekwueme be immortalised said that he rendered service to his father land, pointing out that he was among those that designed Abuja as the Federal Capital using his profession as an architect.
 
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