A former Minister of Finance, Dr. Chu Okongwu is dead. Aged 87.
Dr. Okongwu was Minister of Finance under the government of General Ibrahim Babangida.
He served for eight years in Babangida’s government, firstly as the Minister of Finance and National Planning; and subsequently as Minister of Cabinet Affairs and later, Minister of Petroleum.
Chu Okongwu was born on September 23, 1934 in Nnewi, Anambra State, the first of eight children.