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  • Updated: April 11, 2024

Ogbonnaya Onu: Former minister of science, technology is dead

Ogbonnaya Onu: Former minister of science, technology is dea

The first civil governor of Abia State and former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has been confirmed dead.

The former governor died after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Nigeria.

According to reports, Onu had been ill for some time and his family had planned to fly him abroad after the Sallah break.

“He has been sick for some time this year and his family said they would fly him abroad to get better medical treatment for him but he could not make it till then,” a source said.

Onu, who hailed from Ebonyi State, was the first civilian governor of Abia State and Nigeria’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation from November 2015 until his resignation in 2022.

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