JUST-IN: Ex-Minister Ogbonnaya Onu Dies At 72

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A former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is dead.

The first civilian governor of Abia State died after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Nigeria.

Onu, it could be recalled was among aspirants that sought the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He served as minister under the immediate past administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
LEADERSHIP could not immediately report the ailment leading to the death of the 72-year-old elder statesman as at the time of filing this report.

He was born on 1 December 1951.

The late Dr Onu was the longest serving minister in the ministry of Science and Technology where he resigned to contest the presidential primary in November 2022.


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