Chu Okongwu, ex-Finance Minister, Dies at 87

Former Minister of Finance under the General Ibrahim Babangida military regime, Dr. Chu Okongwu has died.

Aged 87, the debonair ex-Minister passed on Wednesday morning.

News of his demise hit the airwaves just as the nation was still grappling with the death of Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, also on Wednesday.

Born on September 23, 1934, in Nnewi local government area of Anambra State, Okongwu, an Economist, served as Minister of National Planning between 1985-1986, and Minister of Finance between 1986-1990 during the Babangida Administration.

He studied Economic theory at Boston University, graduating in 1961. He also attended Harvard University from 1961 to 1965.




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