Ex-Aviation Minister wife dies at 91


By Favour Goodness

Iyom Chinelo Amechi, the wife of First Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, is dead.

She was 91.

Mrs. Amechi died on July 23, 2021, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi after a 10-day illness.

She was a native of Umuoji in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state and retired as Chief Nursing Officer in 1982 at the Mburi General hospital, Nnewi now NAUTH.

Chief Mbazulike Amechi, the husband speaking in his Ukpor country home in Nnewi South Local Government of the state described the late wife as a typical professional nurse and good housewife who was able to blend her professional work with home management.

He appreciated the time he spent with the beloved wife, saying her many good legacies would be greatly missed by the entire family.

He said: “She was a typical professional nurse and a good housewife. She was able to blend her professional work with home management.

“I’m happy to marry her because she helped to nurse me. She was the head of the Catholic Women Organization in the church. She also played a prominent role during my nationalist drives.”

Describing himself as a trado-Christian with a dislike for multiple wives, the elder statesman said he had sworn as a member of the Zikist movement never to marry until Nigeria gained independence.

He however noted he later wedded at the Holy Trinity, Onitsha after about 10months of courtship.

A statement from the family signed by Mr. Tagbo Amechi said details of the burial arrangements would be announced later.



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