Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has been a victim of Cancer. Iweala, a tough and resilient woman battled the disease for years.
Speaking for the first time about her sickness in 2015, at the service of songs for the late Oronto Douglas, special adviser to the president on research and documentation in Abuja, Okonjo said;
“Oronto and I had two similarities in life, we both had cancer. I had my last surgery, 15 years ago and I shared my experience with him,” she said, narrating how she repeatedly sought to encourage him using her triumph over the disease.
She pointed out that the fight against cancer was a struggle she would never forget. But with unprecedented faith and towering resilience, she survived the deadly disease.