Forum mourns the passing of Alex Ekwueme


Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of Nigeria and a distinguished elder statesman represented Nigeria on the board of the Forum of Federations from 2000 to 2007. The Forum remembers Dr. Ekweme as a champion for democracy who spent his professional life promoting federalism and socio-economic development for all citizens in his country. After joining the board, Dr. Ekwueme was instrumental in building up significant Forum programming in Nigeria. He was also a distinguished architect and Nigeria recognized Dr. Ekwueme’s years of public service by honoring him with their second highest national honor, Grand Commander of the Order of Niger.

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