The Passing of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu: A Profound Loss for the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology

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The Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji, today expressed profound sorrow over the death of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, describing it as a significant loss to the ministry and the nation. Chief Nnaji praised Dr. Onu as a visionary and dedicated administrator whose remarkable contributions have notably advanced the Innovation, Science, and Technology sector in Nigeria.

Chief Nnaji made these remarks following his visit to the late minister’s residence in Abuja. He reminisced about Dr. Onu’s tenure as the Minister from November 2015 to May 2022, a period marked by significant achievements within the sector.

The Ministry, Chief Nnaji noted, is in mourning, reflecting on the loss of a disciplined and passionate leader whose integrity and dedication have left an indelible mark on the IST landscape.

He also extended a call to the Ministry’s staff and all Nigerians to uphold Dr. Onu’s exemplary commitment to the nation and to continue striving for its success. To Dr. Onu’s family, he conveyed his condolences, asserting that Dr. Onu’s impactful and fulfilled life should offer them some solace during this difficult time.


Atuora Obed O.
Deputy Director,
Press and Public Relations
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology (FMIST)