Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead.
She died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt.
“Mama (Al-Hassan) died in a hospital today in Cairo. We will miss her,” a former aide to Al-Hassan, who pleaded anonymity, said on the telephone.
Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State also confirmed her death to one of our correspondents.
Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.
She was also the All Progressives Congress’ Governorship Candidate for Taraba State in the 2015 general elections.
She contested for the same seat on the platform of the United Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections after resigning as a minister in the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on July 27, 2018.