Nigeria’s Ex-Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Loses Father

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Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lost her father, Prof Chukwuka Okonjo.

The 91-year-old traditional ruler of Ogwashi Uku community under Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, passed on in the United States.

A member of the royal family, who identified himself only as Ekene, confirmed the news to SaharaReporters.

He said, “Obi (Prof) Chukwuka Okonjo’s death was kept a secret since in line with our tradition and customs.

“Following the demise of the monarch and as our tradition demands, a new king, Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo, also from the family, has already been crowned.

“All necessary traditional rites have been conducted by the Ikelike and Agidiehi kingmakers in Ogwashi Uku.” 

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