The late father of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the former Nigeria’s Finance Minister and Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, has been described as an asset and visionary leader to be missed by Nigerians.
The Group Managing Director/CEO of KAM Holding, Dr. Kamoru Yusuf, stated this while speaking with journalists at a memorial service in honour of the late educationist, traditional ruler and elder-statesman held at Immanuel Anglican Church, Ikelike quarters, Ogwashiuku Selata State on Saturday.
He noted that the contributions of late Professor Okonjo cannot be overemphasised especially his landmark achievements in the academics as a renown and outstanding Professor of mathematics which later earned him several appointments by succesive Nigerian governments and later as the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin.
“The thoughts of whether our amiable father lived a fulfilled life is unambiguous because if you carefully go through his profile, you will agree with me that he was an outstanding Nigerian whose exit will create great vacuum within the test of time.
“He lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation as a successful academicians, fulfilled father and committed traditional ruler. His wise counsels and passion for Nigeria’s unity and prosperity would be missed. His death is no doubt a colossal loss.”
Dr. Yusuf however condoled the new Obi of Ogwashiuku, HRM Ifeanyi Okonjo and the former Minister for Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the entire Ogwashi-uku over the demise of the late sage.
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