Why Asaba Residence Will Miss Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) In-law


The Ojise of Asaba and brother-in-law to former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), Chief Sunny Okogwu, in Abuja due to an undisclosed illness. Okogwu was the elder brother of the late Maryam Bababgida and president of Black Gold Company Limited. He was businessman based in Kaduna with the title of Ojise of Asaba. His 63-year-old security guard, Yunusa Jibrin, said: “The death of Chief Sunny Okogwu is a great loss to the ordinary Nigerians, who benefited from his humanitarian gestures.

“I have been with him since 1982 and he treated me like a son even though I am a Muslim. Despite my religion, he never discriminated against me. “We members of the Sabon-Gaya community in Chikun Local Government Area will miss him. He brought development to the community. We will never forget him.”The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani, said the death of Okogwu was a great loss to the people of Kaduna. For those of us who were born or grew up in Kaduna, we can attest to his material intervention in all facets of life, aimed at uplifting the life of the ‘have nots’.  “ Okogwu built a ship house that became an ark for the marginalized and the underprivileged.
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