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President Bola Tinubu has extended his deepest condolences to the Onu family over the passing of the first civilian governor of Abia State and former minister of Science and Technology, Chief Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, CON.

Chief Onu passed away on Thursday at the age of 72.


In a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu mourned a luminous star in Nigeria‚Äôs political firmament, describing him as “the first civilian governor of Abia State, former minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, 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.”

“Most importantly, 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.

Tinubu prayed to God to grant repose to the gentle soul of this great leader.

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