The body of Alexander Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, Second Republic vice-president of Nigeria has returned to Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.
A family source disclosed to The Trent that the corpse of the elder statesman arrived Abuja at the early hours of Monday, January 29, 2018.
Dr. Ekwueme died in a London hospital on November 19, 2017 at the age of 85.
His funeral rites began on January 19, 2018.
According to his funeral arrangements, there will be a Parade of Honour on Monday, January 29 at 12 p.m., at the Presidential Wing, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after which the body departs immediately to Enugu and will be received by South-east governors at the airport.
On Tuesday, January 30 at 4.p.m, there will be a Service of Songs at Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Independence Layout Enugu.
Accordingly, on Wednesday January 31 at 10.a.m, there will be South-east commendation service at Okpara square Enugu.
On Thursday, February 1 at 10 a.m., body departs for Awka at 12. p.m., there will be Anambra Commendation service at Ekwueme square, Awka.
Also at 4 p.m. body departs for Oko, Ekwueme’s home town and at 5.p.m, there will be service of songs at his residence.
Also, on Friday, February 2 at 8.a.m, there will be lying-in-state at his residence; and 11.a.m. will be the funeral service, at St. John the Divine Church, Oko, followed by interment and reception.
On Sunday, February 11 at 9 a.m, there will be an outing service, at the St John the Divine Church, Oko.
The SGF, however, called on all professional groups and individuals whose lives and interests were impacted on by the departed statesman to be part of the burial ceremonies to pay him their last respect.