Maduako Igbokwe l Tuesday, November 1, 2022
NNEWI, Anambra – The first Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Chief Mabzulike Amechi is dead. He died at the age of 93.
A statement by the family, signed by Ezeana Tagbo Amechi, Chief Amechi said he died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Mbazulike Amechi died early this morning in his country home, Ukpor in Nnewi South local government area of Anambra State.
Chief Mbazulike Ameachi was born on June 16, 1929, in Ukpor in today’s Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Chief Amechi, hailed from Amihe village in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State and was a Nationalist and the only surviving member of the Zikist Movement.
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 thoughts and prayers at this time.”