As part of the funeral arrangements for the late Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, the Anambra State Government has announced a state-wide public holiday on February 1, 2018.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, announced this yesterday in a statement made available in Awka.
The statement read: “Please note that February 1, 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 10a.m. prompt at Ekwueme Square.”
Ekwueme died at a United Kingdom hospital after a brief illness in November 2017, and would be buried on February 2, 2018, in his country home, in Oko, Orumba North Local Government of the state.