BREAKING NEWS: Okonjo-Iweala's Father, Professor Chukuka Okonjo Is Dead.

The Okonjo's.
The father of former Minister of Finance who was also a former MD of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is dead.


Her father, a Professor of Mathematics, died today at the age of 91.

According to the Media Aide of the former Minister, Paul Nwabuikwu, Professor Chukuka Okonjo died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States and Ghana.


The statement quotes Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as saying: “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.

Daddy was an accomplished man on so many levels – a highly respected academic, international public servant, university administrator, intellectual and traditional ruler.