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Buhari mourns Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi



On the death of Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his condolences to the Aguiyi-Ironsi family, government, and people of Abia.

Victoria was the wife of the first military Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi.

The president’s condolence message was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. , on Monday in Abuja.

Buhari mourns Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi

Buhari mourns Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi

The president affirmed that Victoria’s incredible strength and exceptional courage during one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history pedestal her as a of the nation, God-fearing, and a foremost woman of valour.

The president noted that the former would 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.

“Victoria also passionately championed the welfare and wellbeing of families of military officers.”

The president recognised that 55 years after the death of Maj.-Gen. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria never stopped working for the greater good of Nigeria and for peace, stability, healing, and reconciliation in the land.

President Buhari expressed hope that Victoria’s labours for the country, would not be in vain and enjoined Nigerians to pray for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for those mourning her.


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