Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo
Nigeria’s former minister of Women Affairs Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan ‘Mama Taraba’ is dead.
The two time governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and United Democtatic Party (UDP) is said to have died at a hospital in Cairo Egypt after a brief illness at the age of 61.
Her media aide Mr Bala Maina who confirmed the sad development to our correspondent said that Alhassan has been receiving treatment at a Cairo hospital in Egypt before she died.
Alhassan who was elected as Senator under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in the 7th Assembly, was appointed as Minister of Women Affairs under President Muhammadu Buhari and 2015 but later resigned to fly the governorship flag of the UDP in the 2019 election.
Born on the 16th of September 1959, the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria trained lawyer is unarguably the most influential female politician in Taraba and one of the most impactful female politicians in the country.