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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Family; Husband, Children & Parents

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.

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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.

Ngozi got married to her husband Ikemba 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 and her husband

Ngozi Okonjo Iwaela’s children

The couple has four children together – one daughter, Onyinye Iweala (AB, MD, PhD, Harvard).

Dr Onyinye Iweala is the first daughter. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology. 

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Dr Onyinyechi Iweala, daughter
Dr Onyinyechi Iweala

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.

Uzodinma Iweala, son
Uzodinma Iweala 

Okechukwu Iweala is the third child of Okonjo-Iweala. He also graduated from Harvard University in 2005 where he studied Social Studies.

Okechukwu Iweala , son
Okechukwu Iweala

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.

Uchechi Iweala M.D., M.B.A, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala's son
Uchechi Iweala M.D., M.B.A

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.

Chukwuka Okonjo, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's father
Chukwuka Okonjo, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s father
Kamene Okonjo, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's mother
Kamene Okonjo, Ngozi’s mother

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.

Ngozi Okonjo and her parents.
Ngozi Okonjo and her parents.

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 

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