‘He was a great patriot,’ Osinbajo pays glowing tribes Ogbonnaya Onu

Prof Yemi Osinbajo and Dr Ogbonnaya Onu. FILE PHOTO

By Marvellous Nyang

Friday, April 12, 2024 — Former Nigerian Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has delivered a heartfelt tribute to the late Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, a distinguished figure in Nigerian politics and governance.

Dr. Onu, who served as the first civilian governor of Abia State and later as the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, passed away on April 11, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of service and dedication to his country.

Osinbajo’s words resonated with respect and admiration as he described Dr. Onu as “a great patriot and a thoroughly decent, thoughtful individual.”

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He highlighted Dr. Onu’s unwavering commitment to innovative ideas, his fervour for enhancing productivity, and his contagious enthusiasm for a better Nigeria. These qualities, according to Osinbajo, will be sorely missed in the nation’s leadership landscape.

The late Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu was not only a political figure but a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the fields of science, technology, and governance.

His contributions to the development of Abia State and his service at the national level as a minister underscored his dedication to progress and excellence.

In his tribute, Osinbajo expressed gratitude for Dr. Onu’s impactful life, stating, “We thank God for such an incredibly significant life and pray that the Almighty God will comfort his family and all of us who mark his passing.” He concluded with a heartfelt wish, “May his memory remain blessed. Amen.”

The passing of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu marks the end of an era for Nigeria, as the nation bids farewell to a leader whose vision and passion have left an enduring legacy.

His memory will continue to inspire future generations and serve as a reminder of the importance of dedication, innovation, and service to the nation.