Buhari Mourns ‘Mama Taraba’, Says She Was Concerned About Girl-child Education

By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah |

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’, and former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.

The Nigerian Mission in Cairo, Egypt, announced the passing of the former minister and Senator on Friday.

President Buhari in a terse statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu said: “The demise of the notable politician, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan has left many saddened. Both in office and out of office, her concern for the education of the girl child, especially those of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists, shone through.

Former Women Affairs Minister, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, Is Dead

“Her death is a huge loss not only to the female gender activist community but to the country as a whole. Our condolences to her family, friends, National Assembly and government and people of Taraba State.”

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