Sonny Chu Okongwu, a Nigerian economist, was the Minister of National Planning (1985-1986) and then Minister of Finance (1986-1990) during the Babangida administration.

Chu Okongwu was born on the 23rd of September, 1934 in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. He is the first of 8 children.

Chu Okongwu attended St. Michael’s school, Aba between 1941 and 1946. From there he moved to Government College, Umuahia and he was a student there from 1947 till 1951. Okongwu studied Economic theory at Boston University. He completed the degree in 1961. He also attended Harvard University from 1961 to 1965.





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