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Ameachi, first republic minister, loses wife

Ameachi, first republic minister, loses wife
Written by Maritime First

… As APC governors felicitate Umahi @58***

Iyom Chinelo Amaechi, the wife of the Minister of Aviation in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, is dead, the family has announced.

Amaechi announced the death in a statement in Awka on Tuesday.

He described the deceased as “a professional nurse and good housewife, who was able to blend professional work with home management.

“Chinelo died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) on July 23 at 91 years.

The statement added that the deceased was on admission for 10-days for an undisclosed ailment.

The former minister appreciated the time he spent with her, adding that her many good legacies would be greatly missed by the entire family.

“I’m happy to have married her because she helped to nurse me.

“She was the head of the Catholic Women’s Organisation in the church.

“She also played a prominent role during my nationalist drives,” he said.

Amaechi stated that he wedded her at the Holy Trinity, Onitsha after about 10 months of courtship.

“Iyom Chinelo was a maiden of Umuoji in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

“She retired as Chief Nursing Officer in 1982 at the Mburi General Hospital, Nnewi, now NAUTH.

In the meantime, the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on Tuesday felicitated with Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi as he clocked 58.

The forum also restated its commitment to rolling out programmes that would strengthen capacities of All Progressives Congress (APC) governments at all levels.

Gov. Abubakar Bagudu, Chairman of the forum, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja while felicitating with Umahi.

He noted that Umahi had made remarkable contributions to APC since he joined its fold earlier in the year, saying that his leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria was commendable.

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“We celebrate this special occasion with your family, the good people of Ebonyi and other well-meaning Nigerians.

“Since you joined us, we acknowledge your contributions through your insightful and resolute inputs to the processes of responding to challenges of governance both in Ebonyi and at the national level.

“We also reaffirm commitment of progressive governors to roll out programmes that will strengthen the capacities of APC governments at all levels to create jobs, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and poverty in Nigeria,’’ he said.

The PGF is an umbrella organisation of governors elected on APC platform

 

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