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Chief Mbazulike Amechi, Nigeria’s first Aviation minister, is dead. He died this morning in his home town of Ukpor in Anambra State, aged 93.

The politician ,who was popularly known as “The Boy Is Good”, recently led a delegation of prominent Igbo leaders to Aso Rock where he made a case for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

A statement from his family read; “With total deference to the will of the Almighty God, the Ume Amechi, Ezeana lhinede families and the Umu Mmara kindred of Amihe Ukpor in 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.”