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Biography of Flora Azikiwe

Flora Ogbenyeanu Ogoegbunam Azikiwe was the first lady of Nigeria  from 1963 to 1966, She was born on 7 August 1917 in Onitcha, city in present-day Anambra State to Chief Ogoegbunam, the Adazia of Onitsha (Ndichie Chief) from Ogboli Agbor Onitsha.

She got married to Nnamdi Azikiwe on 4 April 1936. Their wedding was held in James Town, Accra, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) where her husband was working as the editor of African Morning Post at the time.

She served as the first First Lady of Nigeria from 1 October 1963 to 16 January 1966.
 
She was a member of the Eastern Working Committee of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC). She was the first Patron of the Home Science Association (HSA), formerly known as Federal Home Science Association.



She died on August 1983. She and her husband had one daughter and three sons.

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