Buhari mourns as ex-finance minister, Okongwu, dies at 87

Chu Okongwu

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has sent condolences to the Okongwu family on the passing of the foremost economist and a former Minister of Finance, Prof Chu Okongwu.

Okongwu was said to have died on Wednesday in Enugu at the age of 87.

Buhari’s condolence was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

“The President joins family, friends and associates in paying tribute to a man of many parts, who never hesitated to give his best to Nigeria as a broadcaster with the Nigerian Broadcasting Service, sub-editor, Daily Times Nigeria, Lecturer, University of Nigeria and a Federal Minister of National Planning and later Finance,” the statement read.

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