The Nigerian community in South Africa says the demise of Dr Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President, is a big loss to the nation.
Ekwueme died in a London clinic, aged 85 on Sunday.
Mr Adetola Olubajo, President, Nigeria Union, South Africa spoke on their behalf.
“He was upright, cerebral, courageous and loyal to the country while he was serving in various public offices.”
“His wealth of experience and contributions to the political landscape in Nigeria will be greatly missed.”
“In 1995, he proposed the six geopolitical zones which Nigerians now use for decision making on national issues,” Olubajo said.
According to him, as first executive vice president of Nigeria, it is known to all that Ekwueme left office poorer than he was when he entered it.
“This cannot be said of Nigerian politicians anymore,” the President said.
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