By Our Reporter
Nigeria’s first elected female senator Franca Afegbua is dead.
She reportedly died on Sunday at the age of 79.
Her demise was confirmed by the Afegbua’s family in a statement made available to newsmen.
Afegbua was a native of Okpella, a town in Etsako-east LGA of old Bendel state (now split into Edo and Delta states).
The family said, “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.