Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Oby Ezekwesili Loses Mother To Cancer-related Complications At 78
Mrs. Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu, mother of Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the 2019 election and ex-Minister of Education has died.
She died of cancer-related complications in Abuja.
Ozioma Ubabukoh, spokesperson of Ezekwesili said Cecilia died at the age of 78.
“A native of Ndodolu village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi south local government area, Anambra state, she was widowed after the death of her husband, Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988,” the statement read.
“Born on April 18, 1942, Ujubuonu, a retired businesswoman, devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, the church and service to humanity.
“She died in the arms and home of her daughter, Ezekwesili, in Abuja on Sunday night from cancer.
“Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).”
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