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Claims: Buhari has spent N1bn on Ekwueme so far as his body Nigeria – Ngige

Ekwueme returns home

According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige,
President Buhari is committed to giving a former Vice President, late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a befitting burial, the Minister revealed.

Ngige said this on Sunday at Ekwueme’s hometown in Oko, Anambra State, in wait for his return in Monday, after inspecting facilities for the burial of the late Vice President.

Ngige said Buhari had committed about N1bn (on what exactly please?) on Ekwueme from the day the FG took over his medical bills to date. .

He revealed that road rehabilitation alone in Anambra State and neighbouring communities of Imo and Abia states in preparation for Ekwueme’s burial had gulped about N480m.

Ekwueme returns
Ekwueme returns

Ngige said FG was not leaving anything to chances in ensuring that the Ekwueme family enjoys the role their late patriarch played in building a better Nigeria. He said, “You know that I belong to the Ekwueme family; I’m part of that family (He is not😒😒).?

I’m in various committees and subcommittees for the burial of this great statesman. I can tell you authoritatively that Mr President (Buhari) is committed and passionate in ensuring a befitting burial for Ekwueme.

Ekwueme returns home
Ekwueme returns home


If he doesn’t come for the burial himself, I’m sure the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will be here for the burial as a matter of right. The FG is building the mausoleum, which will contain a modern library and other facilities and I also know the cost of that too. .
And remember that the FG took up all the medical bills of flying him abroad and bringing him back to Nigeria from London upon his death. The cost of hiring an air ambulance is not a joke. So, Buhari has honoured this Igbo son in all ramifications. .
He has committed not less than N1billion in this project because he is passionate about it,” Ngige stated. The Minister added that the FG was considering naming a national monument after Ekwueme to immortalise him.

The fact that he had to wait for the prominent man to get Ill and die,  before the road leading to his village can get fixed is strange. Secondly, money is not from Buhari’s pocket like Ngige is trying to make it seem. It is from a National treasure, and that has been the law of the land, for a former leader to be taken care of, before his death. He is to be catered for till his death, because it is his right. I am sure more has been done for Northern leaders as well.

Dear Ngige, Stop exaggerating the actions of Buhari, when he is doing what he is suppose to do. Anyone who knows me, knows I never believe any figure coming from Nigeria. He only accounted for over N400 million, what are the other things that have summed the money up to exactly N1billion? I have great doubts that this money was equally exaggerated.

📷 Sahara report and Instablog9ja

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