Humanitarian affairs ministry loses director 

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has been thrown into mourning following the death of its only female Director, Mrs Nkechi Onwukwe.

According to a statement on Sunday, signed by her Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, expressed shock over her sudden demise when she paid a condolence visit to the family in Kado, Abuja at the weekend. 

The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, led the management staff of the ministry to commiserate with the family. 

Umar Farouq stated that the untimely and unforeseen death was a rude shock, having held a management meeting with the deceased on Thursday.

In his remarks, the National Coordinator, National Social Investment Programme, Dr Umar Bindir, eulogised the late director, describing her as a natural civil servant who went about her work diligently.

Onwukwe, who died on Friday January 27, 2023 was the Director Special Needs of the ministry.

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