Dame Chinelo, Wife of Ameachi, Foremost Nationalist Dies At 91
Chief Mbazulike Amechi minister of aviation in the first republic has lost his wife, Iyom Chinelo.
She died on July 23, at the ripe of 91 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) where she was on admission for 10 days for an undisclosed ailment.
Amaechi, her husband who disclosed this in Ukpor, his country home described the late wife as a typical professional nurse and good housewife who was able to blend her professional work with home management.
He appreciated the time he spent with his wife while she was alive nothing that her many good legacies would be greatly missed by the entire family.
“I’m happy to have marry her because it helped to nurse me. She was the head of the Catholic Women Organization in the church. She also played a prominent role during my nationalist drives,” he said.
Amaechi who described himself as trado-Christian said he had sworn as a member of the Zikist movement never to marry until Nigeria gained independence.
He said he wedded at the Holy Trinity, Onitsha after about 10 months of courtship.
Iyom Chinelo was a maiden of Umuoji in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
She retired as Chief Nursing officer in 1982 at the Mburi General hospital, Nnewi, now NAUTH.