Oby Ezekwesili’s mother dies after battle with cancer

Nigeria’s former minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has lost her mother, Cecilia Ujubuonu aged 78.

Ezekwesili’s spokesperson, Ozioma Ubabukoh, made this announcement in a statement sent to on Monday evening.

According to statement, Madam Ujubuonu died in the late hours of Sunday due to cancer-related illness. It added that she died in the arms and home of her daughter, Ezekwesili, in Abuja.

A native of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, she was widowed after the death of her husband, Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988.

Ujubuonu, a retired businesswoman, devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, the church, and service to humanity.

Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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