Chief Mabzulike Amechi, the nation’s first minister of aviation, passed away at age 93.
Ezeana Tagbo Amechi, the family’s spokesperson, stated in a statement that Chief Amechi passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in the early hours.
Chief Amechi, a Nationalist and the only surviving member of the Zikist Movement, was a native of Amihe village in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
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.”
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