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Former minister of finance, Chu Okogwu, dies aged 87

Former minister of finance, Sonny Chu Okongwu, has died at the age of 87 on Wednesday.

He was the minister of finance during the Babangida administration between 1986–1990.

Okongwu was born on September 23, 1934, in Anambra state, Nigeria. He is the first of eight children.

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Prior to his appointment as the minister of finance, Okongwu was the Minister of National Planning between 1985 and 1986.

He attended St. Michael’s School, Aba between 1941 and 1946. From there, he moved to Government College, Umuahia and was a student there from 1947 till 1951.

He also attended Harvard University from 1961 to 1965.

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