Friday, 24 April 2009
Jaja Anucha Wachuku (1 January 1918 - 7 November 1996), was a Pan-Africanist, a distinguished Nigerian statesman, lawyer, politician, diplomat and humanitarian. He was the first Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, as well as first Nigerian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He was also the first Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Wachuku attended Infant School at St. Georges NDP Umuomainta, Nbawsi, Abia State, Government College Umuahia, Yaba Higher College, Lagos, Nigeria, Gold Coast People's College, Adidomae New Africa University College, Anulaga and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Wachuku was 78 years on his death at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital [UNTH] Enugu, Nigeria during the late morning of Thursday, November 7, 1996.