Wantaregh Paul Unongo, Minister of Steel in the Second Republic, is dead. Unongo, an elder statesman, died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 87.
Details of his death are sketchy as no formal statement has been issued by his family.
A family source who was not authorized to speak on the development confirmed the passing of the octogenarian.
He disclosed that the former minister died Tuesday after a brief illness.
“Yes Wantaregh Paul Unongo died today Tuesday but I cannot say more than that because I am not authorized to do so. But our family will issue a formal statement on the development,” he said.
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.
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