President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was 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.
President Buhari 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.”
I am grieved by the death of former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan. I asked about her condition this afternoon after I called her number without a response! Inna lillahi wainna Ilaihi Rajiun! May Allah forgive her sins and grant her Aljannah Fiddausi in this holy month. Ameen.
Mama Taraba as she was popularly known, was an accomplished civil servant, astute politician and patriot. She was compassionate, loyal and deeply committed to a better Nigeria. She will be sorely missed. I really have lost a sister and a loyalist.
My family and I commiserate with the Chief Imam of Ilorin Emirate, Sheikh Muhammadu Bashir Soliu, on the demise of his dear wife, Hajia Hafsat Bashir Imam.
We will always remember Hajia Hafsat as a God-fearing woman and a pillar of support to her husband and children — and she will be sorely missed for her sacrifice and service to the family and immediate community.
May Allah grant her a place among the righteous ones in Aljannah firdaus and endow her family with the fortitude to bear the loss.
Abubakar Bukola Saraki
I am deeply saddened today by the news of the loss of Hajiya Jummai Alhassan (Mama Taraba). She was indeed a strong woman and a major stakeholder in Taraba politics.
In this sorrowful time, on behalf of myself and the Taraba State Government, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family.
I pray that God will grant the family, friends and State the fortitude to bear the loss. My most sincere condolences. DDI
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku
INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHIM RAJI’UN.
I received with a grieving shock the news of the demise of my Sister,ex-minister Aisha Al-Hassan a.k.a ‘Mama Taraba.
She was previously a Senator, representing Taraba North senatorial district of Taraba State
No doubt, we have lost a great daughter who has brought us a lot of honor and development
Indeed, this is a great loss toTaraba State and the nation at-large
My condolences to her immediate family, the State Government and her entire political family.
Allah yafo hinnu Mama Taraba.