The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is bereaved.
Her dad, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, died in Lagos after arriving from Ghana and US at aged 91 years old.
The demise of her father was announced by Okonjo-Iweala in a statement released today, March 15th, 2021.
The statement reads in part below:
“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.”