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The father of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, is dead.
A statement by the WTO’s Director-General on behalf of the family and made available to Newmen said the immediate past, Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State died at 91.
‘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,” he said in the statement.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala stated that her father was an accomplished man on so many levels ‘a highly respected academic, international public servant, university administrator, intellectual and traditional ruler.”
The late Obi held a BSc in Mathematics, London, UK; MSc in Mathematics, Erlangen, Germany; MSc in Economics, Erlangen, Germany and Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics, Cologne, Germany.
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