A Former First Lady of Nigeria, Victoria Nwanyiocha Aguiyi-Ironsi, is dead.
A close family friend disclosed that she died at 5.00am on Monday, exactly one day her after friend, age mate and wife of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria, Adanma Okpara, died.
She was the widow of Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, who was the first Nigerian military head of state.
He was killed in Ibadan in a counter-coup led by Gen. Murtala Mohammed, also deceased.
Born on 21st November, 1923, Lady Ironsi was the second First Lady of Nigeria from January 16, 1966 to July 29, 1966.
She married Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as a student of Holy Rosary Convent School, Okigwe, in 1953 at the age of 16.
Lady Aguiyi-Ironsi was born in November, 1923, while her friend, Adanma Okpara was born in June, 1924.