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Oby Ezekwesili loses mother

Oby Ezekwesili loses mother
June 22
21:49 2020

Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu, mother of Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has died.

In a statement issued on Monday, Ozioma Ubabukoh, spokesman of Ezekwesili, said the 78-year-old woman died of cancer in the late hours of Sunday at her daughter’s residence in Abuja.

“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.

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“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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