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  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s father is dead

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

    Professor Chukuka Okonjo was 91 years old before his death.

    A statement released by Okonjo-Iweala 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.

    May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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