Maduako Igbokwe l Wednesday, November 2, 2022
UMUAHIA, Nigeria – Abia state Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) Prof Gregory Ibe has promised to immortalize Mbazulike Amechi who died at the age of 93 in his country home Ukpor, Anambra State on Tuesday.
Ibe stated that he will name a befitting structure in his Gregory University Uturu Abia state after Amechi as mark of his respect to departed great Nigerian.
He made the statement while reacting to the obituary announcement by the family of the deceased Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister Chief Mbazulike Amechi.
” I will immortalize the legacies of the former minister by naming a befitting structure in Gregory University Uturu after him” he stated.
Prof Ibe decried the death of the political activist better known by the nickname ‘The Boy is Good’ barely one year after the death of his wife Iyom Chinelo Amechi.
” I am devasted by the death of our most cherished political icon and nationalist Chief Mbazulike Amechi alias The Boy is Good, barely one year after the demise of his wife Iyom Chinelo Amechi. I feel particularly pained because while alive Chief Mbazulike took personal interest in my socio-political engagements and volunteered to coach and mentor me.
I’ m privileged to play host to the late statesman in my Uturu country home many times during his life tenure. I will forever cherish the productive impacts of my unforgettable moments with The Boy is Good. Even at old age he exuded so much passion for societal development that it was overwhelmingly contagious” he stated.
Ibe recalled the selfless contributions of Chief Amechi to the Igbo cause, especially on the platform of the World Igbo Summit, which his university organizes annually.
He therefore enjoined members of the Amechi family, Ndi Anambra, Ndigbo and Nigerians as a whole to bear the passage of the renowned political activist with fortitude.