patriarch of the family, Obi Chukuka Okonjo, 91, who was a professor of
mathematics, university administrator, international consultant and
The President commiserates with government and people of Delta State,
the academia, the Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Uku, friends
and professional colleagues of the scholar who dedicated his life to
teaching, research and service of humanity.
President Buhari affirms that the traditional ruler contributed
immensely to Nigeria’s development with his uncommon wisdom of pursuing
knowledge, encouraging his wife and children to follow the same path and
sponsoring other people’s children to acquire quality education.
The President believes that the wise and fatherly counsels, intellectual
depth, and valuable insights of the scholar will be sorely missed by the
family and entire nation, assuring that his place in Nigeria’s history
President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the
elder statesman rest and comfort his family.