Amechi, First Republic Minister, Loses Wife


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Iyom Chinelo Amechi, 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.

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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.


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