April 17, 2021


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The Director-General of WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discloses the death of her father Prof Chukuka Iweala

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The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO) Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discloses the death of her father at the age of 91 yrs, Professor Chukuka Okonjo.

The late Professor Chukuka 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. He was the former Obi of Ogwashi-Uku.

This news of his death was made known through a statement released by Okonjo-Iweala today, March 15.

The statement partly 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,” the statement read in part

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