May 8, 2021
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Aisha Jummai Alhassan
*The late Mama Taraba

The remains of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba would be laid to rest tomorrow, Sunday, her family has said.

The body of the former Minister of Women Affairs and Child Development would arrive in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital from Cairo, Egypt on Sunday for burial.

Mr Bala Muhammed, media aide to the late minister told journalists in Jalingo that the corpse would arrive in the morning and Mama Taraba’s burial would take place in the evening.

While the funeral prayers will take place at the Emir of Muri’s Palace in Jalingo, Mama Taraba’s burial will take place around 5 pm at the Muslims’ cemetery in Jalingo.

Senator Aisha Jummai Alhasaan, a two-time governorship candidate in Taraba, died on Friday in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness.

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