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.
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..