The first female senator in Nigeria, Franca Afegbua has been reportedly dead.
The information about her death, was revealed in a statement issued by her family on Sunday March 12, 2023.
“The Afegbua family of Edo state has confirmed the demise of the first woman senator in Nigeria, Senator Franca Afegbua, whose sad event occurred this morning, Sunday, March 12, 2023. She combined beauty and brain during her service to Nigeria. Funeral details will be announced by the family soon,” the family said.
The late senator was elected a senator, representing Bendel-North in October 1983, under the National Party of Nigeria, in the country’s second republic.
Her political career, was cut short, following the military coup in December 1983, which toppled the civilian government of the late president, Sheu Shagari, barely three months she assumed office.
The late senator, who died at the age of 79, hailed from Okpella, in Etsako-East local government area of the old Bendel State, now splited to Edo and Delta States.