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Buhari congratulates Alex Ekwueme at 85


Alex Ekwueme

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Vice President and elder statesman, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme who turns 85 years today.President Buhari who joined all former leaders of Nigeria, professional colleagues and friends of the Ekwueme family in celebrating the octogenarian yesterday, said the former Vice President whose life’s journey, undoubtedly, had been a narrative of immeasurable grace, courage and candor.


The President, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, also extolled Ekwueme’s love for knowledge and search for wisdom from an early age, which led him into obtaining many degrees in various fields of study, including a doctorate in Architecture, and being one of the first Nigerians to gain the Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States.

President Buhari commended the former Vice President’s entrepreneurial spirit in setting up the first indigenous architectural firm in Nigeria, spreading its tentacles to more than 16 cities, until he accepted the national call to serve his fatherland in 1979 after a long commitment in building his community.

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