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Buhari mourns ex-minister Alhassan, says she will be missed


The President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday mourned with the people of Taraba State over the death of a former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan.

In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari said Alhassan’s death left a gaping void in Nigerian politics.

The President was represented by a delegation led by the Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu.

Aliyu extended Buhari’s heartfelt condolence to her bereaved father, Abubakar Ibrahim, the Emir of Muri, Abbas Tafida and the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku.

He said, “We lost a great leader with an indomitable spirit with people, especially the womenfolk at her heart. The late Aisha Alhassan was strong, bold and people-oriented.”

He, therefore, prayed to Allah to repose her soul.

Speaking on behalf of the family, a brother of the deceased, Abdulaziz Ibrahim, thanked the President for entrusting their sister with the office minister of Women Affairs in his first tenure.

He assured the President of the support of their continued prayers and support.

In his address, the Emir thanked Buhari for his support to the people of Taraba state; urging him to be steadfast and act decisively to deal with the enemies of the state who he blamed for the security challenges bedevilling the nation.

Governor Ishaku described the late Alhassan as committed, consistent and truthful.

He said, “Once she is committed to something, she remains consistent. She was a great mobilizer. She served well as minister and did not speak lies.”

“We appreciate Mr. President. He cares about us.”

He thanked Buhari for the confidence he has in him. Adding that the solidarity and friendship between the state and the centre will continue.

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