The mother of former Education minister, Oby Ezekwesili is dead.

Ezekwesili announced the demise of her mother, Mrs. Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu in a statement on Monday, through her spokesman, Ozioma Ubabukoh.

Madam Ujubuonu, born April 18, 1942, died in the late hours of Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 78.

According to the statement, Ujubuonu was a native of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and lost her husband Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988.

“The retired businesswoman devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, the church and service to humanity.

“She died in the arms and home of her daughter, Ezekwesili, in Abuja on Sunday night from cancer,” the statement said, adding that until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

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