Tue. May 28th, 2024

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the first civil governor of Abia State and a former Minister of Science and Technology, has died. Sources close to Onu revealed to The Lagosian that he passed away today after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital.

Dr. Onu, who was 72 at the time of his death, made significant contributions to Nigeria’s political and scientific landscape. Notably, during the 2023 general elections, he vied for the presidential nomination of the All Progressive Congress (APC), a contest ultimately won by Ahmed Tinubu.

The loss of such a prominent figure has sent shockwaves through the nation, as citizens and colleagues alike mourn the passing of a man who dedicated much of his life to the service of his country. Further details regarding Dr. Onu’s death and arrangements for his memorial are awaited as the nation pays tribute to his legacy.


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