Connect with us

News

Sad: Ex-Minister, Aisha Al-Hassan ‘Mama Taraba’ Dies At 61

Published

on

Inform Others

Former Minister of Affairs of Nigeria, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama is dead.

The ex-minister was said to have passed away at an undisclosed hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

She was  61 years old.

Al-Hassan was appointed the by Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

What killed Her?

She, however, resigned her position on July 27, 2018 and thereafter dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the United Democratic Party (UDP) where she emerged as the party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections in Taraba State.

ALSO READ  Nigeria Ranked 16th On FBI's Worst Countries Affected By Internet Crimes

The ex-Minister however lost to the incumbent, Darius Ishaku who ran for a second term in office under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Prior to her ministerial appointment, Al-Hassan was a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing the Taraba North Senatorial District under the PDP.

Ishaku Mourns

Governor of Taraba State, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku reacted to Alhassan’s death on Friday.

ALSO READ  Homosexuality Is Totally Unacceptable In Islam And Should Never Be Legalized - Chief Imam

He said he received the news with deep shock.

Gov Ishaku described Aisha Alhassan as a woman of great courage, noting that her death was a personal loss for him.

He said he and Alhassan had enjoyed a robust political relationship and had kept in touch even while both of them contested for the same seat of Governor of Taraba State from different political platforms in 2015 and 2019.

ALSO READ  COVID-19: Nigeria records 1041 positive cases

A press statement by the Governor’s media aide Bala Dan-Abu described Alhassan as an asset, one which death has robbed Taraba State and Nigeria of.

He added that as minister of Women Affairs, Alhassan contributed immensely towards social and political emancipation of women.

He urged her family to take solace in the fact that Alhassan lived a life of service to humanity and prayed God to grant her soul eternal rest.


Inform Others

Editor's Picks For You

Advertisement
Comments
Advertisement

PICKED FOR YOU TO READ

News4 mins ago

Sad: Ex-Minister, Aisha Al-Hassan ‘Mama Taraba’ Dies At 61

Inform OthersFormer Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead. The ex-minister...

News17 hours ago

Twitter Announces Monetization Plans To Rival Facebook

Inform OthersTwitter on Thursday began letting some users add virtual tip jars to accounts so people can support their tweets by...

News2 days ago

Qatar Finance Minister Arrested On Alleged Embezzlement

Inform OthersQatar’s finance minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi has been arrested over alleged abuse of power and misuse of public funds,...

News2 days ago

Sad: Pastor Adeboye’s Son Dies At 42

Inform OthersPastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye...

Education2 days ago

NECO Releases 2020 SSCE Results

Inform OthersThe National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external...

News3 days ago

FG Approves N6.2bn For Six New Power Projects

Inform OthersThe Federal Government has approved about N6.2 billion for the award of contracts for six projects in the power...

News3 days ago

Father Arrested For Defiling 10-Year-Old Daughter

Inform OthersThe Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 52-year-old man, Kayode Adeniyi for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his...

News4 days ago

Police Arrest Traveller With Fresh Human Head In Kwara

Inform OthersThe police authorities have arrested a man with a fresh human head and hands concealed in a bag in...

News4 days ago

Parents Of Abducted Kaduna Students Protest At National Assembly

Inform OthersParents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna State have occupied the National...

News4 days ago

FG Partners Microsoft On Digital Transformation, Project To Create Over 27,000 Jobs

Inform OthersThe Federal Government is partnering with Microsoft Corporation to accelerate Nigeria’s resolve towards a more digital economy. This is...

Advertisement
Advertisement

GET OUR UPDATES ON Facebook

Advertisement
You cannot copy content of this page