Mbazulike Amechi, Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister is dead

The late Amechi

A prominent member of the Zikist Movement and Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi is dead.

According to a statement released on Tuesday by Ezeana Tagbo Amaechi on behalf of the family, the nonagenarian died in the early hours of today, November 1, 2022.

Until his death, Amechi, who hailed from Amihe village in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, 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.

Meanwhile, Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, in a statement, described the deceased as an outstanding patriot and nationalist who served the nation diligently.

Read Soludo’s full statement: 


Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, has expressed sadness over the death of Elder Statesman and Nigeria’s First Republic Aviation Minister, Dara Mbazulike Amechi, who died at 93 years.

Dara Mbazulike Amechi died at the early hours of Tuesday, November 1st, 2022.

Governor Soludo described the late Mbazulike Amechi as an outstanding patriot and nationalist who served the nation diligently.

According to the Governor, the late elder statesman lived an impactful and exemplary life worthy of commendation

“He was a renowned Nationalist, an active and staunch voice in the zikist movement as well as an accomplished elder statesman”. Governor Soludo recalled

The Governor further stated that the death of Mbazulike Amechi was not just a loss to his community, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area and to Anambra state but also a monumental loss to Ndigbo and the Nigerian Nation.

The Governor, therefore, on behalf of the Government and people of Anambra State commiserates with the Mbazulike family over the irreparable loss

Christian Aburime
Press Secretary To The Governor

November 1, 2022
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