Emily Aig-Imoukhuede Dies at 79

Former Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, has lost his mother, Mrs. Emily Aig-Imoukhuede.

In a brief statement sent to THISDAY last night, the family said she died on Tuesday in London.

The statement added that funeral arrangements in her honour would be announced soon.

The statement read: “Our family is deeply saddened to inform you that our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Pastor Emily Aig-Imoukhuede returned to her heavenly home, having passed away in her sleep at night on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Surrey, London, United Kingdom home at 79 years old.

“We are relieved that her passing was peaceful and painless. Funeral arrangements to honour this grand lady’s life and her unselfish contributions to us all will be announced soon.”

Mrs. Aig-Imoukhuede was born in Sabongida-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

She was educated at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Ibadan, from 1959 to 1961 and later attended the University of Ibadan from 1961 to 1964.

Mrs Aig-Imoukhuede was a history teacher at St. Anne’s Secondary School, Ibadan in 1966.

She served as a member of the health care financial committee, Federal Ministry of Health; board member, National Universities Commission (NUC), 1986; Director, Nigeria Cargo Handling Company, 1987, President, National Council of Women’s Societies, NCWS, 1988 – 1993.

Emily also served in the Refining and Petro-Chemical Company Limited, 1989-93; Kaafee Enterprises Limited and Controls Majestic Securities Limited, 1993; and was the Honourable Secretary of State (Junior Minister) for States and Local Government Affairs in 1993.

She is the author of The Seven Maidens and other Stories.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Abiodun Aig-lmoukhuede and four children- Erekpitan Ola-Adisa, Aigboje, Kemi Balogun, and Aigbovbioise and grandchildren.

Her son, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, was also Founder and Chairman of Coronation Capital Limited.

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