By Chief Emeka Anyaoku
MbazulikeAmaechi’spassing represents a step to the end of the epoch of the stalwarts who played a seminal role in Nigeria’s attainment of independence in 1960.
He was a foremost nationalist and served meritoriously in the country’s first cabinet after independence as Aviation Minister.
He sustained until his death the belief in and patriotism for a united Nigeria which was the common attribute of our founding fathers.
I remember with fondness our jointpresencein South Africain December 2013 atthefuneralof Nelson Mandela where he together with former President Obasanjo and myself were invitees of the South African Government.
Mbazulike Amaechi has left for emulation by the current crop of our national leadership a worthy legacyof exemplary dedication and undiluted service to the peoples in all sections of Nigeria.
I therefore say Fare thee well Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, a true symbol of an aspiring Nigerian nation.