The remains of Nigeria’s former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, were on Monday laid to rest in Jalingo, Taraba.

Aisha, died on Friday at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt after a brief illness. She was 61.

Remains of the two time governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and United Democratic Party (UDP)

arrived in Jalingo from Cairo via Lagos on Monday evening.

The body was received by the state’s delegation and sympathisers at the Danbaba Suntai Airport in Jalingo around 5.30 p.m.

The body was interred at the Central Graveyard, Jekada Fari in Jalingo, around 7.30 p.m. according to Islamic rites.

It was attended by a large gathering in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Present at the burial were Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba, top government functionaries, traditional rulers, political party stalwarts, family members and other dignitaries within and outside the state.

Alhaji Muhiddeen, Chief Imam, Jalingo Central Mosque, who led the Janaiza (funeral) prayers, earlier urged the people to be humbled and submit to Allah, who is the maker of all things.

Alhassan was elected a Senator under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the seventh Assembly.

In 2015, she was appointed as a Minister of Women Affairs.

She later resigned to fly the governorship flag under the UDP in the 2019 election.


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