'Mama Taraba', Former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Al-Hassan Has Died

The remains of the former Minister of Women Affairs and Child Development, Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, would arrive Jalingo, the Taraba State capital from Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday for burial, the family has said.

Media aide to the late former Minister, Mr. Bala Muhammed, told journalists in Jalingo that the corpse of the late Minister and a two-time governorship candidate in Taraba would arrive the State capital Jalingo (her home town) on Sunday morning and burial would take place in the evening, the same day.

Mohammed said funeral prayers will take place at the Emir of Muri’s Palace in Jalingo and burial will take place around 5pm at the Muslims’ cementry in Jalingo.

In the meantime, hundreds of sympathizers have been trooping the family house of the late Senator and former Minister for condolence since Friday when the news broke of her demise.

Senator Aisha Jummai Alhasaan died on Friday in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness.