First Nigeria's Democratically Elected Senator, Franka Adiza Afegbua Set for Historical Burial
* Distinguished Franca Adiza Afegbua the late elegant Nigerian beautician and politician who died on the 12th March 2023 is set to be given a burial meant for royalty's
The Humanitarian and politician who represented Bendel North in the Nigerian Senate in 1983 and . Elected as a National Party of Nigeria (NPN) senator, she was the first elected woman senator in Nigeria.
Her party was in opposition and the incumbent governor and senator were respected men in the community. But Afegbua, who had won an international hairstyling competition in 1977, strategized that wooing more women to vote could give her a victory. Her victory in the hairstyling competition had made her name popular within her Etsako community; she targeted women voters, and, as her campaign gained steam, it was too late to curb. She won a slim victory in the August election, defeating John Umolu.
Afegbua who died on 12 March 2023, at age 80 is now set for burial
Speaking to us last night, a member of the Afegbua royal family ALH Nafiu Afegbuaconfirmed that a huge night of tributes is being planned for her In Lagos and Abuja on the 23 rd and 25th of July 2023 while the grand ceremony will be coming up on 28th July in Benin and final Burial in Okpella ,Edo State on 29th July 2023