President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Nigerians to mourn the passage of a former Minister for Women’s Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan.
This is coming just as the Nigerian Mission in Cairo, the Egyptian capital has confirmed the death of the former minister and federal lawmaker.
Buhari’s condolence is conveyed in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu on Friday wherein he (Buhari) expressed deep sadness.
“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 statement reads in part.
Shehu on behalf of his boss added that “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.”