Buhari Mourns Death Of Another Former Nigerian Firstlady

Late Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended deepest condolences to the Aguiyi-Ironsi family, and government 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, reports Thecitypulsenews.

The President, in a release on Monday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, affirmed that Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi incredible strength and exceptional courage during one of the darkest moments in Nigeria’s history portrayed her as a mother of the nation, God-fearing and a foremost woman of valour.

He noted 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 recognised that 55 years after the death of General Aguiyi-Ironsi, Lady Victoria never stopped working for the greater good of Nigeria, and for peace, stability, healing and reconciliation in the land.

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President Buhari sincerely hoped that Lady Victoria’s labours for the country will not be in vain, and joined all Nigerians in praying for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for those who mourn.

Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Buhari Mourns Death Of Another Former Nigerian Firstlady
Late Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi

Recall that another former Nigerian first lady died in less than 14days ago.