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Buhari Mourns Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed deep saddeness by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was a 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.


In a statement by hisSenior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President 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.


“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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