Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, wife of Nigeria’s first military leader, late Maj. Gen. J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.,
The former First Lady died peacefully Monday morning at 97.
She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021.
Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966 during a coup staged by mostly northern officers.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Aguiyi-Ironsi, never re-married.
Her son, Ambassador Tom Aguiyi-Ironsi announced her death in a short letter to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday.
“My 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,” he said.