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Nigeria’s Ex-finance minister, Chu Okongwu dies




Nigeria’s former minister of Finance, Chu Okongwu has breathed his last at the age of 87 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Top Naija reports.


Okongwu, an Economist by profession, was born on September 23, 1934, in Nnewi local government area of Anambra State.

The first of eight children, Okongwu attended St. Michael’s school, Aba between 1941 and 1946. From there he moved to Government College, Umuahia, where he was a student from 1947 to 1951.

He studied Economic theory at Boston University. He completed the degree in 1961. He also attended Harvard University from 1961 to 1965.


Okongwu was the Minister of National Planning between 1985-1986 and Minister of Finance between 1986-1990 during the Babangida administration.

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