Nigeria’s Colonial Governor -General (1914-1919) Chief Cook Alice Robert Igiehon dies in Lokoja, Kogi State the very ripe age of 132
The name Alice Robert Igiehon might not right a loud bell but the name Mama Ngulu for those familiar with happening in Lokoja is synoymous to that of the methuselah in the bible.
The Chief cook of Sir Lord Lugard who is apparently the Oldest woman in Nigeria was born in February 19th,1885 in Urhonigbe,Orhionmwon local Government Benin edo State. Mama Ngulu is perhaps one of the most respected pioneer of international trade as she started business with french speaking Nations despite being a female. Her late husband was said to be the driver of Herbert Macaulay and was also famous for recording a first as the number one hunter who killed a dreaded lion back in the 80s.
She was also very popular in Kwara state as she transacted businesses with French speaking countries in the 80s.
Mama Ngulu had reportedly stayed in Lokoja, Kogi State for over 100years.
She is also the number one female to erect the first storey building in kogi state.
Mama Ngulu was the chief cook to Sir Lord lugard and her efficient role as a Chef got her on the list of workers when Uac foods berthed in Nigeria.
We gathered that she passed on yesterday, December 9,2017 at her house located at the old market, Lokoja where she had virtually spent all her life.
Before her demise she held the record of the oldest woman in Nigeria if not Africa and before her death might have got her name into the guiness book of record.
She is survived by children, grand children and great grand children.