Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, minister of aviation in the first republic, is dead.
Amechi aged 93, died in the early hours of today, according to a press release by the family, signed by Azeana Tagbo Amaechi.
“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), the press release read.
“The Nationalist and First Republic Minister of Aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, transitioned peacefully in the early hours of today November 1, 2022.”
Until his death, Amechi, was a nationalist, and one of the very few surviving member of the Zikist Movement led by first President of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe.
Amechi was also a member of the Anambra Elders Forum, the highest State Advisory body that has Chief Emeka Anyaoku as the Chairman.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.
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