Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala mourns late father

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The father of former finance minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Obi (Professor) Chukuka Okonjo has passed, he was aged 91.


 Paul Nwabuikwu spokesperson for  Mrs Okonjo-Iweala made the announcement of  the mathematics professor’s demise.


“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,” the spokesperson said.

Following his demise, former mnister Okonjo-Iweala took to twitter on friday to  announce the Ascension to the throne of the Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom of her brother, Obi Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo.


She wrote: “It is with thanks to Almighty God that I announce two impactful events: the Ascension to the throne of the Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom of my brother, Obi Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo, upon the passing away of my father Obi (Professor) Chukuka Okonjo at the age of 91.”

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