Oby Ezekwesili’s mother dies of cancer at 78

Nigeria’s former minister of education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has lost her mother, Cecilia Ujubuonu.

Mrs Cecilia Ujubuonu was aged 78. She died in the arms and home of her daughter, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, in Abuja on Sunday night after a long battle with cancer.

Cecilia Ujubuonu was 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.

Born on April 18, 1942, Mrs Ujubuonu was a retired businesswoman and a devoted Christian.

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

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