Franca Afegbua, Nigeria’s first female senator is dead at 79.
Her family announced her passing in a statement issued on Sunday.
Mrs Franca Afegbua, 79, was a native of Okpella, a town in Etsako-east LGA of old Bendel state (now split into Edo and Delta states).
“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.
She was elected Senator under National Party Of Nigeria (NPN) where she represented Bendel North in 1983 making her first female Senator in Nigeria.