Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Dies At 97


The widow of Nigeria's first military Head of State, Lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead.

The late Chief Mrs. Aguiyi-Ironsi died peacefully Monday morning, from our sources. 

Lady Aguiyi-Ironsi was to clock 98 years on November 21, this year.

The deceased widow's husband, General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi was killed in Ibadan in a bloody coup in July 1966.

Lady Aguiyi-Ironsi never remarried ever since.

In the Government of President Olusegun Obasanjo, one of her sons was appointed a Minister and Obasanjo always kept close contact with the family which he visited last in December 2019.

However, a letter from the family and signed by her son, 

Amb. Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi confirmed the incident.

The letter on behalf of the family was addressed to the Abia State Governor, and read:

"Your Excellency


The Aguiyi-Ironsi family wishes to inform you that It has pleased God to call to glory Noble Lady Victoria Aguiyi - Ironsi to eternal rest 

She passed on at the early hours of today August 23, 2022

I would like to discuss further details at your earliest convenience 

With best regards 

Amb Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi. "

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