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JUST IN: Former Nigerian minister Paul Unongo dies barely two years after losing wife

A former Nigerian minister of steel in the Second Republic Wantaregh Paul Unongo is dead.

Unongo died on Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2022, at the age of 87.

The elder statesman died at a hospital in Jos, Plateau State.

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The former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has been reportedly battling with ill health before he passed on.

The late Unongo was born on September 26, 1935, and belonged to the Kwaghngise-Anure-Abera ancestry in Turan of Kwande Local Government Area in Benue.

His death comes two years after losing his first wife Victoria Avarave Unongo.

Mrs. Unongo died in the early hours of Tuesday, September 15, 2022, after a brief illness.

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