WTO Boss, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Loses Dad Days At 91


World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, father, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, is dead.

A statement released by the WTO’s Director-General on behalf of the family the immediate past Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State died at 91.

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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 said 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 PhD in Mathematical Statistics, Cologne, Germany.

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