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Ogbonnaya Onu, Buhari’s minister, dies at 72



Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Dr Ogbonnaya Onu

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the former Minister of Science and Technology in the cabinet of ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, has died.

Onu, a former governor of Abia State, died of a brief illness in an unidentified hospital in Nigeria.

It will be recalled that the late 72-year-old former minister ran for the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) presidential primaries in the 2023 election but lost to President Bola Tinubu.

Until his demise, he was a Nigerian politician, author, and engineer.

He was Abia State‘s first civilian governor and served as Nigeria’s minister of science, technology, and innovation from November 2015 until his resignation in 2022.