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BREAKING: Tragedy as Buhari's ex-Minister Ogbonnaya Onu dies at 72

Onu was born on December 1, 1951, and he was a politician, author, and engineer until his death in April 2024.

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As reported by Leadership, his demise follows a short illness at a hospital in Nigeria, the exact location of which has not been disclosed.

He served as the inaugural civilian governor of Abia State.

Onu was also among the aspirants who sought the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Onu was known for his dedication to advancing scientific research and technological development in Nigeria, aiming to foster innovation and progress.

With a background in chemistry and a doctorate from the University of California, he brought a wealth of academic expertise to his political endeavours.

Throughout his life, Onu remained committed to public service, advocating for Nigeria's socio-economic development.

His passing marks the end of a distinguished career that spanned academia and politics, leaving a legacy of leadership and contribution to Nigeria's advancement.

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