Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala disclosed yesterday that she is a cancer survivor and was diagnosed with the disease some years back but had her last surgery 15 years ago.
The shocking revelation was made on Apr. 30 at the service of songs for Oronto Douglas, the presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan who passed away last month from cancer.
Okonjo-Iweala shared her experience at the Service of Songs for late Douglas yesterday and according to the Minister, she constantly encouraged Oronto using her own personal experience with Cancer, while he battled with the disease which finally led to his death on April 9th.
“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.