Mbazulike Amechi, Nigeria’s First Aviation Minister, Dies At 93

Mbazulike Amechi, Nigeria’s First Aviation Minister, Dies At 93

— He Was A Distinguished Member Of The Zikish Movement

Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amechi, is dead.

 He died in the early hours of today, November 1, 2022, at the age of 93, according to a press release from his family, signed by Ezeana Tagbo.

A Nigerian nationalist, Amechi was a popular member of the Zikist Movement.

Announcing his death this morning, the family, said in the press statement: “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 the 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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