Atiku Abubakar mourns former Minister, Aisha Al-Hassan
Former vice-president of Nigeria and PDP stalwart, Alh. Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the death of former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Al-Hassan popularly known as Mama Taraba.
Abubakar took to his official Twitter account Friday evening to tweet:
“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!
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“May Allah forgive her sins and grant her Aljannah Fiddausi in this holy month. Ameen.”
He added, “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.”
Mama Taraba died at age of 61 in a Cairo hospital, Egypt.