Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is an economist and international development expert. In this article, we will be introducing you to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Family; Her father, mother, husband and children.
Ngozi is actually an international figure. But not much is known about her other family members.
However, her husband and children are all doing well in their respective field.
Just keep reading this article to find out more about them.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Husband
Mrs Ngozi is married to Dr Ikemba Iweala, a neurosurgeon. They got married in 1971.
Dr Ikemba I. Iweala is an emergency medicine physician in Washington, District of Columbia. He has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is the chairman of the IKE Foundation for Autism.
Ngozi Okonjo Iwaela’s children
Dr Onyinye Iweala is the first daughter. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology.
They also have three sons, Uzodinma Iweala (AB, Harvard, MD, Columbia) is their first son. Uzodinma Iweala Uzodinma Iweala was born on 5th November 1982. He is currently 38 .
His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his research work (in creative writing) at Harvard. It describes a child soldier in an unnamed African country.
Okechukwu Iweala is the third child of Okonjo-Iweala. He also graduated from Harvard University in 2005 where he studied Social Studies.
Uchechi Iweala (AB, MD, MBA, Harvard) is the last son of the Iweala’s. He graduated from Harvard in 2009 where he majored in Economics.
Ngozi and her four children all attended Harvard University.
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala’s parents
Chukwuka Okonjo was a Nigerian mathematician and economist who was the Eze (King) of the Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State.
Okonjo married Kamene Ofunne and they had seven children.
Kamene Okonjo is the mother of Ngozi. She is a professor of sociology and the queen of Ogwashi Ukwu, Delta state.
She was kidnapped by 10 armed men in her husband’s palace when she came out to serve drinks to workers.
They demanded a ransom for her release. Five days later the kidnappers released Kamene Okonjo.
It was not clear whether Okonjo had paid the ransom.
According to reports, they kidnapped her because of one of the policies Ngozi made as the then minister of finance.
The former minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala lost her father, Chukwuka Okonjo in September 2019. He died at the age of 91 in Lagos