Former Nigerian Minister Okonjo-Iweala Loses Traditional Ruler-Father
Chukwuka-Okonjo was the father of former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala/Thisday

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s father and the Obi of Ogwashi Uku, Aniocha South L.G.A, Delta State Chukwuka Okonjo is dead.

Concise News reports that the top monarch who passed away at 91 in Donald Trump’s United States, was a professor of mathematics.

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He ascended the throne of his forefathers in Ogwashi-Uku in 2007 with a new monarch now crowned after completion of traditional rites.

This news medium learned that the new Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Ifechukwude Okonjo is a financial management expert and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chevy Chase Consulting.

Also, he had worked for Halliburton Nigeria, and attended Federal Government College, Enugu.

The rites leading to the crowning of the new monarch included his endorsement and presentation by the Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi and the traditional chalking and crowning ceremonies by the Ikelike and Agidiehi Kingmakers.

Obi Ifechukwude got his A’ levels at the University of London before heading to the United States of America where he earned two degrees in Economics and History from University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Currently, he is a doctorate student in Business Administration from University of Paris, in France.