Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ex-First Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Dies At 98

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The wife of the first Nigerian military head of state ex-first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi at the age of 98 has died. A close family relative disclosed that she died at 5.00 am on Monday 23rd of August.
Ex-First Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi
Ex-First Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi on her 96th Birthday

This is happening exactly a day after her friend and age mate, and wife of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria, Chief Adanma Okpara died.

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She was the widow of Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi who was the first Nigerian military head of state who was killed in Ibadan in a countercoup led by Murtala Mohammed.

Born on 21st November 1923, Lady Ironsi was the second First Lady of Nigeria from 16 January 1966 to 29 July 1996. She married Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as a student of Holy Rosary Convent School, Okigwe in 1953 at the age of 16.

Amb Thomson Aguiyi-Ironsi the son was been contacted on the phone when he wasn’t found at his residence in Umuahia he simply said he will be speaking soon to the public.

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Ex-First Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi

Lady Aguiyi-Ironsi was born in November 1923, while her friend, Adanma Okpara was born in June 1924.

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