The Anambra House of Assembly has referred to as on the Federal Government to immortalise Nigeria’s first Vice President, late Dr Alex Ekwueme as a reward for his service to the nation.
The meeting made the decision on Wednesday in Awka on the House plenary session.
The lawmakers famous that the late Ekwueme, who died on Nov. 19, 2017 on the age of 85, had labored for the unity of the nation and deserved lasting honours.
The name was primarily based on a movement on discover moved by the member representing Orumba North State constituency, Chief Romanus Obi.
Obi mentioned that the fallen icon deserved nice respect at demise contemplating his selfless service and nice contributions in direction of the event and unity of the Nigerian nation.
“Ekwueme was a unifying issue within the political motion of this nation and by no means hid his wealth of information or used it selflessly.
“The former vice president embraced all tribes and preached unity of the Nigerian nation,” he mentioned.
According to him, Ekwueme belongs to his constituency and associated effectively with the high and low.
The legislator mentioned that the previous vice chairman operated an open door coverage the place folks from all corners of the zones are available in to change pleasantries and concepts with him at will.
He extolled Ekwueme’s virtues as an amazing and humble chief who had flare for uplifting folks including he deserved to be immortalized.
Supporting the movement, the member representing Orumba South Constituency, Princess Nikky Ugochukwu described Ekwueme as a `man of additional bizarre character’.
She appealed to the federal authorities to call the Federal Polytechnic, Oko after the late sage.
Ikem Uzoezie , representing Aguata 11 state constituency whereas supporting the movement mentioned that Ekwueme sacrificed loads for the nation’s improvement saying that immortalising him would encourage Nigerians to be good ambassadors.
Mr Chigbo Enweuzor representing Onitsha North constituency mentioned that Ekwueme’s demise had left a vacuum within the nation which might be troublesome to interchange.
He mentioned that Ekwueme stood for peace, transparency and eschewed corruption and prayed God to grant his soul everlasting relaxation and the household the fortitude to bear the loss.
The Speaker, Mrs Rita Maduagwu additionally urged the Anambra State Government to call a monument after him.
Maduagwu mentioned that the state had misplaced an amazing icon and chief and referred to as on political and non political leaders within the nation to emulate his footprint.