Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Father Dies At 91


Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the father of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, has died at 91.


News of his death was conveyed in a statement released by Okonjo-Iweala who said he died in Lagos after arriving from the US and Ghana.


“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


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.


From all of us at Touchaheart; May his soul rest in peace, Amen.



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