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Former minister, Paul Unongo is dead

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Paul Unongo

Paul Unongo, a former Minister of Power and Steel in the Second Republic is dead.

Unongo, who is an indigene of Jato Aka in the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, reportedly died on Tuesday in Jos, the Plateau State capital at the age of 87.

A close family source who confirmed his demise said that an official statement will be made in respect to that.

“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,” he said.

Another source in the state, who did not want to be mentioned, confirmed his death.

“This morning, I called and was told that they were bathing him but about 20 minutes after they told me he passed on,” said one of Tiv prominent sons.

Until his death, Unongo was the chairman of the Governing Council of Nigerian Educational Research Development Council.



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