Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister and prominent member of the Zikist Movement, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi is dead.
He died on Tuesday morning in his home town of Ukpor in Anambra State, aged 93.
Chief Amaechi who was popularly known as The Boy Is Good, recently led a delegation of prominent Igbo leaders to Aso Rock where he made a case for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to a release from the family, signed by Ezeana Tagbo Amechi, Chief Amechi died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Until his death, Chief Amechi, who hailed from Amihe village in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, 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.
The family thanked God for the fulfilled life that he lived, the lives that he touched and his service to God and the Country.
The statement respectfully ask
that Nigerians keep the family in their thoughts and prayers at this time.