Okonjo-Iweala’s father, Professor Chukuka dies at 91

 


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

Aged 91, the late professor was until his transition the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.

The WTO Director-General on Monday issued a statement announcing the transition of her father on behalf of the family.

It read in part, “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 Prof. 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.”

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.”


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