Accolades as Governor Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road After Nationalist, Mbazuluike Amaechi
In a move towards honouring true patriots who made indelible marks on the sands of time in nation-building, Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has renamed Jacob Zuma Road in Owerri to Mbazuluike Amaechi Road.
Accolades have greeted this mark of honour and respect for the foremost nationalist on his 90th birthday celebration.
Governor Ihedioha announced the renaming of the dual carriage road to the applause of guests at the birthday celebration of the foremost nationalist held at Sam Mbakwe Hall, Imo Concorde Hotels, Owerri, Monday.
He said, “Dr. Amaechi is an icon, one of the founding fathers of the nation whose contributions to nationhood should not be overlooked”.
According to the governor, “Dr. Amaechi remains an inspiration, who stood and defended those principles that remain valuable to nation building.”
Mbazulike Amechi, a native of Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, played very significant role in nationalist movements that led to the attainment of Nigeria’s Independence.
He was elected as a member of the House of Representatives in 1959 and was appointed Minister of Aviation and Transport in 1962.
He is also the only surviving member of Zikist Movement, founded by father of nationalism and Nigeria’s First President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
December 30, 2019