Oby Ezekwesili loses mother to cancer


Madam Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu, the mother of former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has died.

In a statement issued on Monday by Ezekwesili’s spokesperson, Ozioma Ubabukoh, said Ujubuonu died at the age of 78.

The statement said that Madam Ujubuonu died in the late hours of Sunday due to cancer-related illness. It added that she died in the arms and home of her daughter, Ezekwesili, in Abuja.

A native of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, she was widowed after the death of her husband, Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988.

Ujubuonu, a retired businesswoman, devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, the church, and service to humanity.

Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

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