First Female Senator, Franca Afegbua Dies At 96

First Female Senator, Franca Afegbua dies at 96

First female senator, Franca Afegbua dies at 96. Her family announced her death in a statement issued on Sunday.

The Afegbua family of Edo State has confirmed the demise of the first Woman Senator in Nigeria.

The family announced her death which occurred on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Though her family is yet to announce her funeral details.

Franca Afegbua was elected the senator representing Bendel-north in October 1983 under the National Party of Nigeria in Nigeria’s second republic.

She was a native of Okpella, a town in Etsako-east LGA of old Bendel state, now split into Edo and Delta states.

Her political journey was, however, cut short as the military coup of December 1983 toppled the civilian government less than three months after she assumed office.

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First Female Senator, Franca Afegbua dies at 96
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