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:
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, 2021
I would like to discuss further details at your earliest convenience
With best regards
Amb Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi. “