Ex-Nigerian first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead


Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguyi-Ironsi, former Nigeria first lady dies at 97.

Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguyi-Ironsi, the wife of late former Nigerian head of state, Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.

The former first lady passed on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 97.

Her son, Ambassador Tom Aguiyi-Ironsi announced her death in a short letter to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

“My family wishes to inform you that It has pleased God to call to glory Noble Lady Victoria Aguiyi – Ironsi to eternal rest

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“She passed on at the early hours of today August 23, 2021”, he said.

Victoria’s death comes a few months to her 98th birthday on 21 November.

Victoria’s husband, Aguiyi-Ironsi was Nigeria’s head of state from January 1966 till the counter-coup on 29 July 1966.

She served as a commissioner of the Local Government Services Commission in Umuahia.

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