The former Vice-President died in London on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
A statement issued by his brother, Igwe Laz Ekwueme reads: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.
“The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.”
The former Vice-President was flown to London on Sunday, November 12, 2017 to receive treatment.
Alex Ekwueme served as the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.