Paul Unongo Biography
Wantaregh Paul Unongo was a former Nigerian politician, he was best known in the Nigeria’s Second Republic as minister of Steel Development and then the Minister of Mines and Power.
Paul Unongo was born on September 26, 1935, in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state. Wantaregh Unongo died on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the age of 87. The former Minister, “Unongo was the chairman of the Governing Council of Nigerian Educational Research Development Council until his death”.
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In 1983, under the platform of (NPP) New-defunt Nigerian Peoples Party, he aspired to be the governor of Benue state, however he lost to an opposition part. After loosing the election, he was made a Federal Minister.
Cause of death
Paul Unongo was a native of Jato Aka in the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. His obituary was announced by a close relative on Tuesday, November 29 2022. He died at the age of 87. Although as at the time of writing this article, there’s no clear info about his cause of death. Sources says he was battling with illness while he was still alive.
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FAQs About Paul Unongo
What’s his full name?
He was born Wantaregh Paul Unongo.
When was Unongo born
He was born on September 26, 1935, in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state.
What’s Paul Unongo’s Age?
As at the time of his death on Tuesday, November 29 2022, he was 87 years old.
Who is Paul Unongo married to?
Wantaregh Paul was married to Mrs Comfort Nguumbur Unongo. However, she passed away recently at the age 54 in Plateau state.
Is Paul Unongo still alive?
No, he passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 after suffering from a brief illness.
What was his political positions?
In 1983 he ran for the position of governor of Benue state but lost.
According to sources, in 2017, he succeeded Maitama Sule as the chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum.
As at the time of writing this article, there’s currently no info about his net worth. However, as a strong politician, his estimated net worth should be around $350,000 to $500,000.