Former First Lady, Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Dies At 97

Nigeria former first lady, Mrs Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead.

She was the wife of Major General Aguiyi-Ironsi, late Nigerian head of state. 

She died on Monday, 23 August 2021 at 97.

It happened at a time when her family members and all well wishers were preparing for her 98th birthday on 21 November 2021.

Her husband, popularly called “Ironside” was the Head of State or Supreme Commander of the National Military Government between January and July 29, 1966 when he was overthrown and assassinated (together with Lt. col. Adekunle Fajuyi, Governor of Western Region) in the 1966 Nigerian counter-coup.

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