Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lost her father, Prof Chukwuka Okonjo.
The 91-year-old traditional ruler of Ogwashi Uku community under Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, passed on in the United States.
A member of the royal family, who identified himself only as Ekene, confirmed the news to SaharaReporters.
He said, “Obi (Prof) Chukwuka Okonjo's death was kept a secret since in line with our tradition and customs.
“Following the demise of the monarch and as our tradition demands, a new king, Ifechukwude Chukuka Okonjo, also from the family, has already been crowned.
“All necessary traditional rites have been conducted by the Ikelike and Agidiehi kingmakers in Ogwashi Uku.”