The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has confirmed the death of his immediate elder brother, Mr. Inam Udo Udoma.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr. Akpandem James, the minister said his elder sibling died on March 13, 2018, after a brief illness. He was aged 66.
He had several business interests and served on a number of boards, including that of Linkage Assurance Plc.
He said economic performance of the country in the last quarter showed that the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, grew by 1.92 percent.