Minister of Finance, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala spoke about her experience with cancer yesterday at the Service of Songs for late Special Adviser to the President on Research and Documentation, Oronto Douglas yesterday April 30th. According to the Minister, she constantly used her experience to encourage Oronto during his battle with the disease which led to his death on April 9th. She disclosed that she was diagnosed with cancer and had her last surgery 15 years ago.
“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 however did not state what type of cancer she had.