Her Excellency ,Lady Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi ,the wife of First Nigeria’ military Head of State General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi is dead at the age of 97
It was gathered that she died at about 4 Am today , being Monday August 23 ,2021 ,after a prolonged battle with mild stroke.
Family Sources said she died at the Federal Medical Center Umuahia where she was admitted few days ago.
The late husband General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi was the first military Head of State
As president Buhari extends deepest condolences to the Aguiyi-Ironsi family, and government and people of Abia State on the passing of Chief Mrs Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, wife of the first military Head of State, Major General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi.
In a statement by the special Adviser to president Buhari on Media and publicity Femi Adesina
“The President affirms that Lady Victoria’s incredible strength and exceptional courage during one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history pedestals her as a mother of the nation, God-fearing and a foremost woman of valour.
“The President notes that the former First Lady will be remembered for laying a solid foundation for women’s leadership role in the seat of power and as a founding member of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association; she passionately championed the welfare and wellbeing of families of military officers.
“The President recognises that 55 years after the death of General J.T Aguiyi-Ironsi, Lady Victoria never stopped working for the greater good of Nigeria, and for peace, stability, healing and reconciliation in the land.
“The President sincerely hopes that Lady Victoria’s labours for the country will not be in vain, and joins all Nigerians in praying for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for those who mourn”