As part of the funeral arrangements for the late Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), Anambra State government has announced that there would be a state-wide public holiday on 1st February 2018.
Professor Solo Chukwulobelu,
Secretary to Government of Anambra State announced this Sunday in a press statment made available to DAILY POST in Awka.
The statement read, “Please note that Thursday, February 1st, 2018 is work free day in Anambra state. All markets and businesses will be closed on that day to enable Ndi Anambra, friends, associates and well wishers to pay our last respects to the late Vice President.
“All those attending the commendation ceremony including various social, cultural, religious, political, professional, educational groups, market men and women, and all other groups are to be seated by 10am prompt at Ekwueme Square.”
Ekwueme died in a UK hospital after a brief illness in November 2017, and would be buried on 2nd February 2018 in his country home, Oko, Orumba North local government of Anambra State.