‘Your Death Has Left A Difficult Vacuum To Fill’, Governor Ishaku Mourns Mama Taraba

Maybe It's Not In My Destiny To Be Taraba Governor – Aisha Alhassan
Former Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan

 

Governor of Taraba State,  Darius Dickson Ishaku says it received with deep shock the news of the death of Aisha Alhassan, a former governorship candidate in the state and frontline member of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Gov Ishaku described Aisha Alhassan as a woman of great courage and that her death is for him a personal loss, adding that she left a vacuum that is difficult to be filled.

He said he and the late Senator Aisha 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.

A press statement by the Governor’s media aide Bala Dan-Abu described the Senator as an asset and that her death has robbed Taraba State and Nigeria of the benefits of her wealth of experience in politics.

He adds that as minister of Women Affairs Senator Aisha contributed immensely towards the social and political emancipation of women and that her death has left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.

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

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

Maybe It's Not In My Destiny To Be Taraba Governor – Aisha Alhassan
Former Minister of Women Affairs of Nigeria, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan

 

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

Her media aide, Bala Maina, confirmed the incident to Channels Television via the telephone on Friday.

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 Minister of Women Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

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.

The ex-Minister however lost to the incumbent, Governor 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.
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.
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.

Former Minister, Jummai Alhassan Set For Knee Replacement Surgery, Calls For Prayers

 

Senator Jummai Alhassan, a former minister of women affairs who is popularly known as Mama Taraba would be undergoing a knee replacement surgery soon.

The lawmaker urged friends and wellwishers to pray for her even as she gets set for the procedure.

She made the call via her official Twitter page, @SenAishaAlhassn  that her followers keep her in their prayers.

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It was not stated where ‘Maman Taraba’ would be undergoing the surgical operation.