Buhari salutes Professor Okonjo at 90

Buhari salutes Professor Okonjo at 90
June 19 19:40 2018

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated a renowned Mathematician and Economist, Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, Obi of Ogwashiukwu, who turns 90 on June 21, 2018.

The President joined Ogwashiukwu community in Delta State, immediate and extended Okonjo family, professional colleagues and friends of His Royal Highness in celebrating the cerebral scholar whose imprint on education in Nigeria and beyond remain indelible.

He extolled the sterling educational and leadership qualities of Okonjo who pursued knowledge with interest and vigour from his youth, obtaining a first degree in mathematics as an external student, and following up with two Masters degrees in Economics and Statistics, and a Doctorate in Mathematical Statistics.

The President said he believes that the traditional ruler has sowed in many lives as a teacher, mentor and leader, particularly wielding a strong influence over his children and grand-children who have turned out to be national and global icons by reputably serving the nation in various capacities.

He prayed that the Almighty God would grant the Obi of Ogwashiukwu longer life, more strength and good health to keep serving humanity.