Former power & steel Minister, Paul Unongo dies at 87

Wantaregh Paul Unongo, one of Benue’s foremost politicians have died.

Before his passing on Tuesday morning in a Plateau State hospital, Paul Unongo succeeded Maitama Sule as the chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum in 2017.

He was also the Minister of Power and Steel during the 2nd Republic.

Confirming the news to reporters, a family member said “Yes Wantaregh Paul Unongo died today Tuesday but I cannot say more than that because I am not authorised to do so. But our family will issue a formal statement on the development.”

Another prominent source said “This morning, I called and was told that they were bathing him but about 20 minutes after they told me he passed on.”

Switch Nigeria can confirm that Paul Unongo who ran for the post of Benue governor several times but lost, was 87 years. He was born September 26, 1935.

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