Nigeria’s ex-Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi, is dead

A former aviation minister in Nigeria, Mbazulike Amaechi, is dead, the family has announced.

The late Amaechi was a minister in the First Republic.

A statement issued Tuesday by his eldest son, Ezeana Amaechi, on behalf of the family, said the elder statesman died in the early hours of the day.

“With total deference to the will of the Almighty God, the Ume Amaechi, EzeanaIhidede families and 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 Amaechi,” the statement read in part.

“We thank God for the fulfilled life that he lived, the lives he touched and service to God and country,” the family added.

He was 93 years old.

His death occurs about one year after he lost his wife, Chinelo Amaechi.

Chinelo died at the age of 91 years.

Mr Amaechi, a nationalist, was among those who fought for the independence of Nigeria from Great Britain.



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