Former Finance Minister Okonjo Iweala Loses Father


The Obi of Ogwashi Ukwu, Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, father of two-time former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has passed away.

In a statement by Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu, it was stated that the renowned Mathematician and Economist from Delta State died aged 91, in Lagos.

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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.

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



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