Immediate past Science and Technology minister, Ogbonnaya Onu is dead

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Immediate past Minister of Science and Technology under the President Muhammudu Buhari’s administration (2015 – 2023), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is dead.

A source close to the dead confirmed the death to Tribune online on Thursday.

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

Recall that the late 72-year-old former minister contested for the presidential flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during the 2023 general election, but lost to President Bola Tinubu.

Onu was a Nigerian politician, author and engineer until his death in April 2024.

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

The former Abia State governor was the longest serving minister of the ministry.