First Republic minister Amechi dies at 93


Chief Mabzulike Amechi, Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister has died at the age of 93.

This much was contained in a family statement from the family, signed by Ezeana Tagbo Amechi, Chief Amechi reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday.

Chief Amechi, hailed from Amihe village in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He was a Nationalist, and he was the only surviving member of the Zik movement.

According to the statement “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 thoughts and prayers at this time.” the statement concluded.


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