A Former Nigeria minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has lost her father,Professor Chukuka Okonjo.
Chukuka, the immediate past obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta state, died in Lagos after he returned from a trip to the Unites States of America and Ghana.
A statement by the former minister on Friday, September 13, said the late professor and mathematician died the same way he lived his life, “with quiet dignity”.
The former minister said the Okonjo family is immensely grateful that Chukuka’s last moments were peaceful.
Chukuka held a BSc Mathematics, London, UK; Msc Mathematics, Erlangen, Germany; MSc Economics, Erlangen, Germany; Phd Mathematical Statistics, Cologne, Germany.
He was a former director at the World Bank and held several positions including dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.