Ex-Foreign Minister Chief Ojo Maduekwe is dead

Ex-Foreign Minister Chief Ojo Maduekwe

Ex-foreign Minister Chief Ojo Maduekwe is dead. He died at the age of 71. He was a former Foreign Minister of Nigeria who was appointed in July 26, 2007 by President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Chief Ojo Maduekwe was born May 6, 1945, in Abia State, Nigeria.

Chief Ojo Maduekwe was also appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, Minister of Transport in 2001. He was National Secretary of the ruling political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

As Minister of Transport he got the nickname ‘Ojo oni Keke’ for advocating for the use of bicycles, although critics said that the roads were unsafe for cyclists and Maduekwe himself was pushed into a ditch by a bus while he was cycling to work.

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