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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

Ogbonnaya Onu’s family finally breaks silence on his death

Ogbonnaya Onu’s family finally breaks silence on his death

The family of Abia State's first civilian governor, Ogbonnaya Onu, has  confirmed the passing of the ex-minister. 

 Dr. Uzoma Onu, representing the family, issued a statement to journalists in Abakaliki, stating that Governor Onu had passed away at the age of 73 earlier that day."

He described it as “great loss” to the family.

The statement came hours after Allnews.ng reported the news of the passing the politician who served as Minister of Science and Technology under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dr. Uzoma Onu noted that Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu was a distinguished and patriotic Nigerian, who served the nation effectively and efficiently in various capacities.

“He was a fine statesman, party leader, political strategist, brilliant scholar, outstanding intellectual, teacher among others.

“A man of discipline and exemplary character; our hearts are filled with sorrow. He will be greatly missed by all, who knew him for a long time to come.

“The burial arrangements will be communicated by the family in due time,” Onu added

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