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Okonjo-Iweala’s brother becomes traditional ruler

Chief Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo, brother to two-time Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has ascended the throne of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Delta State.

His ascension was sequel to the death of their father, Obi Chukwuka Okonjo, who died aged 91.

By this appointment, Chief Ifechukwude is elevated to the status of Obi, a first class traditional ruler.

Okonjo-Iweala, a World Bank top executive, made this known on Friday via her official Twitter handle @NOIweala.

“It is with thanks to Almighty God that I announce two impactful events: the Ascension to the throne of the Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom of my brother, Obi Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo, upon the passing away of my father Obi (Professor) Chukuka Okonjo at the age of 91.”

Earlier, in a statement by her spokesman, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the ex-Minister said her father died in Lagos after a trip to US and Ghana.


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