Former Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala Loses Father

Former Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Ieala is bereaved. She has lost her father, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo, at the age of 91.

In a statement by Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu, said the professor of mathematics passed away in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana.

“We are immensely grateful that his last moments were peaceful and that he died the same way he lived his life – with quiet dignity,” the spokesperson said.
The statement said: “On behalf of my siblings and relatives of the Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Uku, I announce the passing of my father, Obi Professor Chukuka Okonjo, the immediate past Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State at the age of 91.

“He died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana. We are immensely grateful that his last moments were peaceful and that he died the same way he lived his life – with quiet dignity.

“Daddy was an accomplished man on so many levels – a highly respected academic, international public servant, university administrator, intellectual and traditional ruler.”

Author: News Editor

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