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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Popular Nigerian businessman, Innocent Chukwuma dies of blood cancer

A popular businessman and Ford Foundation West Africa chairman, Innocent Chukwuma, has died of Blood cancer - Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. He passed away in the late hours of Saturday at age of 55.He's survived by three children.

The information was revealed by a popular news outlet, People's Gazette. His death was confirmed to the Peoples Gazette by the people who were close to him. "With profound shock and sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3,” his friend Edetaen Ojo said.

"May his soul rest in peace.”
He stood no chance by the time diagnosis came through,” added another long-time associate Chidi Odinkalu said. 

People's Gazette wrote: "After playing active roles as a political activist and community organiser against the brutal dictatorships of 1980s and 90s, Mr Chukwuma later established the CLEEN Foundation in 1998 to press for lasting reforms in criminal justice and other critical areas of lack in Nigeria and West Africa.

In 2012, Ford Foundation announced him as its lead in West Africa, resuming in 2013 and, over the period, established a workable, decent and productive relationship with leading civic groups and government agencies across the region."

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