Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Ojo Maduekwe Is Dead
Former Foreign Minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP, Chief Ojo Maduekwe is dead.
He was born May 6, 1945 in Ohafia Local Government, Abia State, Nigeria
and was appointed Foreign Minister of Nigeria on July 26, 2007 by
President Umaru Yar'Adua
Maduekwe was also appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President
Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, Minister of Transport in 2001.
As Minister of Transport he got the nick name '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.
He was National Secretary of the ruling political party, the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP).
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