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Chief Mbazulike Amaechi is one of the only surviving ministers of the First Republic.
He was a vibrant trade unionist for many years and held full-time offices in the unions from 1949 to 1955.
Early Life and Education
Mbazulike Amaechi also known as The boy is good, was born on 16th June, 1929, he is a popular Nigerian Author and politician.
Mbazulike Amaechi was born in Ukpor in the present-day Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Mbazulike Amaechi completed his primary and secondary school in Onitsha.
Mbazulike Amaechi Career
Amaechi joined the Zikist Movement while still a secondary school student in Onitsha and was always in the entourage of political campaigns.
He took an oath with the other members of the Zikist Movement never to get married until they got what they were fighting for.
They also had another oath that no Zikist arraigned before any court should make any plea of leniency or show any sign of regret for fighting for the freedom of Nigeria.
Some other members of the Zikist Movement included Ogedengbe Macaulay (son of Sir Hebert Macaulay), Kola Balogun, Ikenna Nzimiro (later Prof. Nzimiro), M C K Ajuluchukwu, Fred Anyiam, Mokwugo Okoye, Zana Bukar Dipcharima from Northern Nigeria, Nduka Eya, Magaret Ekpo, Raji Abdallah, R B K Okafor, Osita Agwuna and others.
Mbazulike Amechi was elected member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the National Council of Nigerian Citizens in 1959.
Chief Mbazulike Amaechi was appointed Minister of Aviation and Transport in 1962 and remained a minister until the first military coup on the 15th of January, 1966.
As a minister, he reportedly hid former president of South Africa, Chief Nelson Mandela for six months in Nigeria to evade his arrest by officials of the apartheid regime in that country.
Chief Mbazulike Amaechi lost his wife, Iyom Chinelo Amaechi on the 23rd of July, 2021 at age 91.
Chief Mbazulike Amaechi Net Worth
Chief Mbazulike Amaechi is one of the only surviving ministers of the First Republic. He has an estimated net worth of $100,000.