Bianca Ojukwu’s Mother, Caroline Onoh Dies at 81


Wife of former Governor of old Anambra State, late Chief Christian Onoh, and mother of former Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, Caroline Onoh, is dead.  She died yesterday, in Enugu, at the ripe aged of  81.

The second son of the former governor, Dr. Ken Onoh, confirmed his mother’s death. Onoh, who is also a Special Adviser to the Enugu State Governor, said that his mother died on Tuesday at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Park Lane, Enugu after a brief illness.

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Bianca Ojukwu

He described his mother as a great and caring woman as well as a devout Catholic and prayed God for the repose of her soul. The former lawmaker said that burial arrangements would be announced in due course.

Her death comes seven year after her husband Christian Chukwuma Onoh, died.  Onoh was governor of Anambra during the short lived Second Republic in 1983. He was a lawyer, farmer and author.

Mrs. Onoh is survived by four children, including Bianca Ojukwu, wife of late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the Ikemba of Nnewi and Eze Igbo Gburugburu.

Meanwhile, Bianca Ojukwu has bagged a Masters Degree from the prestigious Alfonso el Sabio University (UAX) in Madrid, Spain. Mrs. Ojukwu who has rounded up her ambassadorial duties in the European country, started the programme last year as a full time student of International Relations.

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She was joined by her family members including her daughter, fellow ambassadors and members of the Nigerian Community in Spain. Nigerian embassy officials in Spain which she presided over were also on hand to felicitate with her with other well wishers. The graduation ceremony took place at the grand coliseum of the main campus of the university at Villanueva with a full orchestra.