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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s father is dead

745ng | March 15, 2021

The father of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, is dead.

My father died the same way he lived, says Okonjo-Iweala | The Guardian  Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News –  Nigeria and World News

Professor Chukuka Okonjo was 91 years old before his death.

“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,” the statement read in part

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Twitter: "Proud that my father, Prof Chukwuka Okonjo  the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, and my mother, Prof Kamene Okonjo, exercised their  right to vote at ages 90 and 88 respectively.

The former Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, late Professor Okonjo held a BSc in Mathematics, London, UK; MSc in Mathematics, Erlangen, Germany; MSc in Economics, Erlangen, Germany and PhD in Mathematical Statistics, Cologne, Germany.

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