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archbishop denies claim government spent N1billion on his Ekwuemes funeral. Demands proof of expenses



The Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma has reacted to the claims of Minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige asserting that the government has spent up to N1billion on the funeral rites of Alex Ekwueme.

The former vice president was until his death a member of the diocese. Speaking during a commendation service for the late elder statesman in Enugu, the archbishop described the Federal Government’s claims as “unacceptable.”
He said the Federal Government should explain “what, where and how” the N1bn was spent.
Chukwuma said; “Ekwueme, being a man of accountability, the Federal Government must give account on how the N1bn was spent.

“We are happy that the government is giving him a befitting burial, but one thing is that people should emulate the legacies he left behind.
“It is not good to say all sorts of things without emulating the legacies he left behind.”

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