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Nigeria is not worth dying for – Alex Ekwueme

“After the Buhari regime put me in prison for serving my country so selflessly, I felt Nigeria was not worth dying for or sacrificing for. I felt that bad. But, eventually, I got over that. But going into government and serving as selfless as possible, putting all your energy into it, having sleepless nights trying to work out solutions for the problems facing the country as honestly as possible, and then you end up in prison as a reward for that selfless service, is not something that one should be happy about it. But, eventually, I took it as part of the military hangover because once the military gets power they would do just about anything to hold on to it forever.”, he told Sun in his last interview.

The interview was published in four parts under the ICON page in The Sun when the now late elder statesman and former vice president, Dr Alex Ekwueme turned 80. 

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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