Ex-Aviation Minister Amaechi dies

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe

A First Republic Nigerian Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi, has passed away on Tuesday.

According to The Sun, the former aviation minister died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Until his death, he was a nationalist and the only surviving member of the Zikist Movement.

The news of his demise was confirmed on Tuesday by the family signed by Ezeana Tagbo.

The statement reads: “With total deference to the will of the Almighty God, the Ume Amechi, Ezeana Ihinede families and the Umu Mmara kindred of Amihe Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State announce the peaceful transition of our illustrious son, father and grandfather, Chief Mbazulike Amechi (Dara Akunwafor), Nationalist and First Republic Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who transitioned peacefully in the early hours of today November 1, 2022.

“We thank God for the fulfilled life that he lived, the lives that he touched and his service to God and Country. We respectfully ask that you keep us in your prayers”.

It would be recalled that deceased lost his wife, Iyom Chinelo Amaechi last year at the age of 92-years.

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