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President Tinubu Mourns Chief Ogbonnaya Onu

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President Bola Tinubu has extended his deepest condolences to the Onu family over the passing of Chief Ogbonnaya Onu.

Chief Onu, a former Nigerian minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, passed away on Thursday at the age of 72.

In a statement by Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelel, the President mourns a star in Nigeria’s political space.

Onu was the first civilian Governor of Abia State; , a principal draughtsman in the founding of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and a valiant partner in the victory of the party in the 2015 elections.

According to the statement, the President celebrates the life of an accomplished scholar, first-class engineer; a man of proven integrity; defiant to indiscipline, but ever yielding to the highest standards of rectitude.

President Tinubu affirmed that Chief Onu epitomizes Nigeria in concord; in wholeness, as the late statesman believed in and defended Nigeria’s unity, advocated peace, and promoted fellowship across the Niger.

The President also condoles with the friends and associates of Chief Onu, Ebonyi and Abia State Governments, and all Nigerians grieving this gaping loss.

The Nigerian leader prayed about to God to grant repose to the gentle soul of the great leader.

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