Nigeria’s first female senator, Franca Afegbua has died at age seventy-nine.
According to a family source, Afegbua died 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.
From running a premium salon in Lagos, winning an international hairdressing competition in London, Chief Afegbua made history when she contested and won the Bendel-North Senatorial District seat in the 1983 elections.