Oby Ezekwesili’s mum dies at 78

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The mother of Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education, Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu, has died.

A statement released by her media aide disclosed late Madame Ujubuonu died of cancer-related sickness in Abuja on Sunday night June 21.

She was 78 years old. Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

A native of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, late Madam Ujubuonu was widowed after the death of her husband, Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988,
Born on April 18, 1942, Ujubuonu, a retired businesswoman, devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, the church, and service to humanity.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.