Former Nigerian Governor Dies at 72

The immediate past Minister of Science and Technology in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has passed away.

A close source confirmed his demise on Thursday.

The former governor of Abia State breathed his last after a brief illness at a hospital in Nigeria.

Dr Oni, 72, was a renowned Nigerian politician, author, and engineer until his passing in April 2024.

He made headlines during the 2023 general election when he contested for the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC), ultimately losing to President Bola Tinubu.

Dr. Onu’s political journey was illustrious, marked by notable achievements and contributions.

As the first civilian governor of Abia State, he left an indelible mark on the region.

His tenure as the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation of Nigeria, spanning from November 2015 until his resignation in 2022, further solidified his legacy.

Notably, Dr. Onu held the record as the longest-serving minister in the ministry.

His passing has left a void in the political landscape of Nigeria and mourners across the nation remember him for his dedication to public service and unwavering commitment to progress and innovation.

Credit: Tribune Online