by Damilola Jagun
On Thursday, April 30, a rare revelation was made by the coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
At the service of songs for Oronto Douglas, special adviser to the president on research and documentation, she revealed that she survived cancer 15 years ago.
During the event which was held in Abuja, Okonjo-Iweala stated that having cancer is not necessarily the end of life.
Okonjo-Iweala said: “Oronto and I had two similarities in life, we both had cancer. I had my last surgery, 15 years ago and I shared my experience with him,” she said.
She would also narrate how she used to encourage him with the fact that she was able to overcome the disease.