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 Okay.ng 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).