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Elder statesman and former Minister of Steel Development in the Second Republic, Dr. Paul Unongo is dead.
The former chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), who in 2017, succeeded late Alhaji Maitama Sule as the NEF chairman. He had held several political positions and was involved in constitutional conferences in the past.
Multiple family sources confirmed the development under the condition of anonymity, saying that the family will issue a formal statement of his death.
A strong politician, he aspired to govern Benue State in 1983 but lost to Aper Aku of blessed memory.
Until his death, Unongo was the chairman of the Governing Council of Nigerian Educational Research Development Council.
Born on September 26, 1935, Paul Unongo, belonged to the Kwaghngise-Anure-Abera ancestry, in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.