Ukwu, an economist and former Executive Director, Centre for Development Research, Management and Training, died in an Enugu hospital on Feb. 12 at the age of 84, after a brief illness.

The wife of the deceased, Comfort, confirmed the demise of the educationist on Thursday in Enugu.

Comfort said that Ukwu died at the Niger Foundation Hospital, Enugu.

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“Our father and my husband passed on two days ago, precisely Monday, at the Niger Foundation Hospital, Enugu, where he had been receiving treatment for some time now.

“It is devastating to the family as a whole as well as associates, students and those he had been mentoring for something now,’’ Comfort said.

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