Wife of Late Sir Tafawa Belawa, first Nigerian Prime Minister Dies


Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Sir Tafawa Belawa’s wife

Hajiya Jummai Abubakar, the last surviving wife to late Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, is dead

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), A grand daughter to the late prime minister, Hajiya Hajara Yakubu Wanka,confirmed the death of Hajiya Jummai on Sunday night.

Hajara disclosed that the deceased, aged 85, died at 4pm on Sunday in Lagos, following cardiac arrest, leaving behind eight children and many grandchildren

She said that the deceased had returned from a two weeks medical trip in India,but decided to while away time in Lagos with her daughter, when the death occurred.

She said that the corpse would be brought to Bauchi on Monday for burial.

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