Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar yesterday congratulated Dame Beatrice
Ekwueme, wife of Dr. Alex Ekwueme and the entire Ekwueme Royal family of Oko Anambra State, as she turns 80 today.
In a personal letter of felicitation to the celebrant, made available to newsmen, Atiku recalled with nostalgia the utmost grace and dignity with which Mrs. Ekwueme carried herself as the Second Lady of the Federal Republic and the high quality of support she gave her husband Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who served as Nigeria’s Vice-President from 1979 to 1983.
“Your Excellency , as the wife of Nigeria’s Vice President in the Second Republic, you carried yourself with dignity always as you were aware that Nigerian women looked up to you as a role model and you took that responsibility very seriously, but effortlessly.
‘’As you celebrate this milestone, my family and I join other Nigerians in celebrating your life and work as we fervently pray to God to continue to guide and protect you, and your family, and to give you and your husband the strength to continue to provide the needed leadership for your people and the people of this country,’’ Atiku said.