Former Minister of Steel, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, dies at 87

Elder statesman and former Minister of Steel Development in the Second Republic, Wantaregh Paul Unongo is dead. Vanguard reports that the octogenarian died on Tuesday, November 29, after a brief illness. “Yes Wantaregh Paul Unongo died today...

Former Minister of Steel, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, dies at 87
Elder statesman and former Minister of Steel Development in the Second Republic, Wantaregh Paul Unongo is dead. Vanguard reports that the octogenarian died on Tuesday, November 29, after a brief illness. “Yes Wantaregh Paul Unongo died today Tuesday but I cannot say more than that because I am not authorised to do so. But our family will issue a formal statement on the development'' a family source was quoted as saying Born on September 26, 1935 in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state, Wantaregh Unongo a humanist was the pioneer Secretary General of the defunct Nigerian People’s Party, NPP, and an ally of the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. He was also the Convener and former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF. Until his death he was the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.The post Former Minister of Steel, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, dies at 87 appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.