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Ebonyi governor confirms death of ex-minister, Ogbonnaya Onu

Ex-Science and Technology Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu.

I received with rude shock the news of the death of the former Governor of Old Abia State, and an illustrious son of our state, His Excellency, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu’

By Valentine Amanze

Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. Francis Nwifuru, has confirmed the death of the first civilian governor of Abia State, and former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, in Abuja on Thursday April 11, 2024.

Onu aged 72.

Nwifuru also expressed sadness over the death of the Ebonyi State-born politician and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.

His words: “I received with rude shock the news of the death of the former Governor of Old Abia State, and an illustrious son of our state, His Excellency, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.”

Nwifuru also described the passing away as a great loss to the nation.

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“It is indeed a sad development to lose a patriotic leader who stopped at nothing to render the best services to his people when he served in different capacities,” he said.

Besides, Nwifuru extended his condolences to the family of the deceased APC chieftain.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ebonyi State, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the immediate family and pray to God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Nwifuru stated in a press statement.

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