A former deputy Managing Director at the World Bank, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has lost her mother, Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu.
In an official press statement by her media office on Monday and signed by her spokesperson and publicist, Ozioma Ubabukoh, Mama Ujubuonu died in the late hours of Sunday at the age of 78.
A native of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, she was widowed following the death of her husband, Benjamin Ujubuonu, in 1988.
Born on April 18, 1942, Ujubuonu, a retired businesswoman, devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, church and service to humanity.
She died in the arms and home of her daughter, Ezekwesili, in Abuja on Sunday night from cancer.
Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.