Former Minister dies at 72

CITIZENS COMPASS– Former Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has passed away.

A close source in the family confirmed the death to journalists on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

He was Minister of Science and Technology during the administration of former President, Muhammadu Buhari,

The 72 years old former governor of Abia State, died after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Nigeria.

He was a renowned Nigerian politician, author, and engineer until his passing in April 2024. He made headlines during the 2023 general election when he contested for the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC), ultimately losing to President Bola Tinubu.

Dr. Onu’s political journey was illustrious, marked by notable achievements and contributions. As the first civilian governor of Abia State, he left an indelible mark on the region. His tenure as the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation of Nigeria, spanning from November 2015 until his resignation in 2022, further solidified his legacy. Notably, Dr. Onu held the record as the longest-serving minister in the ministry.

His passing leaves a void in the political landscape of Nigeria and mourners across the nation remember him for his dedication to public service and unwavering commitment to progress and innovation.

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