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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Loses Father At 91

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Loses Father At 91Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lost her 91-year-old father, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, added that Mr Okonjo died in Lagos state soon after he arrived from a trip to United States of America and Ghana.

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The statement reads;

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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Dr Okonjo-Iweala said her father was an accomplished man on so many levels “a highly respected academic, international public servant, university administrator, intellectual and traditional ruler.”

The former Obi of Ogwashi-Uku 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.

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