Father of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo's late wife, Stella Obasanjo, dies at 99

The father-in-law of former president Olusegun Obasanjo has passed away at the age of 99. Dr. Christopher Abebe (OFR), who was the father of the late first lady, Stella Obasanjo died on Thursday according to a statement by his son and President of St. Gregory's College Old Boys' Association, Dr. John Abebe.

The statement said, "In his
lifetime, he joined the United African Company Nigeria Limited as a young clerk and rose through the ranks to become the first Nigerian Chairman/Managing Director of the company. He was also the first Nigerian Personnel Director of UAC in 1959.

"He was at various times the pro-chancellor and chairman of council of three Nigerian universities: the University of Benin, the University of Nsukka and the University of Calabar.

"On his retirement from the UAC, he became the first Nigerian Chairman of the Nigerian Breweries. A devout Catholic, he was a Papal Knight of the St. Gregory's and Supreme Knight of St. Mulumba."

The deceased left behind his wife of about 75 years, Mrs. Theresa Abebe, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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