ROYALTY

WTO Chief, Okonjo-Iweala loses 91-year-old father

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lost a 91-year-old father, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, added that Mr Okonjo died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana.

She said: “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,” she 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.”

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