Nigeria’s First Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi Is Dead

Mbazulike Amechi is dead.

Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister and a member of the first republic leaders, Chief Mbazulike Amechi has died at the age of 93.

Nigeria's First Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi Is Dead

Mbazulike Amechi Is Dead

His son, Ezeana Tagbo Amechi, who confirmed his death in a statement today, said the former minister died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1.

The statement read, “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 the 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 thoughts and prayers at this time.”

Amechi, who hailed from Amihe village in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was a nationalist and the only surviving member of the Zikist Movement.

KanyiDaily recalls that former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka is also mourning his brother-in-law, Paul Egbon, who recently suffered cardiac arrest and died due to what he termed ”cultural failure” at Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Abuja.

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