Tafawa Balewa’s Last Surviving Wife Is Dead

Aishatu Jummai Balewa, the last surviving wife of the late Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is dead.

She died on Sunday, October 27 at a Lagos hospital at the age of 85, after a life-long battle with a protracted illness.

The funeral prayer will be held for the deceased on Monday 28th October 2019 at the Emir’s palace in Bauchi by 2:00 pm.

According to Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who announced the death in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidadoon, described her death as a great loss not only to her immediate family members but to the people of Bauchi State and Nigeria as a whole.

He further called on residents in the state to attend the funeral prayer as a mark of honour to the Balewa family in appreciation of the tremendous contributions and sacrifices he made to keep Nigeria as one indivisible and united country.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to make an aircraft from the Presidential fleet available for the evacuation of the remains of the late Prime Minister’s wife from Lagos where she died in a private hospital, to Bauchi where her burial events will take place.

The deceased is survived by eight children and many grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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