Monday, October 28, 2019

The only surviving wife of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa is dead

The only surviving wife of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, is dead.

Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday in Lagos.

It was learnt that she was taken to India to seek medical attention for her heart disease before she was later discharged some days ago.

It was further learnt the late Hajiya Jummai died in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday.


Meanwhile the president has sent his presidential jet to evacuate her remains.

Also read the President's condolence message below...

“It was with the deepest sense of sorrow that I have learnt of the tragic demise of Hajiya Jummai Tafawa Balewa.

“In her sad demise, Nigeria has lost an outstanding political figure, who was passionately committed to the cause of the family and the legacies of her late husband.

“I convey my heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved family, the government and people of Bauchi State and the entire people of our dear country. May Allah repose her soul.”

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