Tributes have poured in from all corners of the Nigerian elites as the nation has lost another great citizen in the person of Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba.
Mama Taraba led a life of service as she was the former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development. Following her death, her political colleagues and many others have mourned her on social media.
Taking to his Instagram page, Atiku described her as a true sister and a loyalist who was loyal and deeply committed to a better Nigeria.
He wrote: I am grieved by the death of former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Al-Hassan. I asked about her condition this afternoon after I called her number without a response! Inna lillahi wainna Ilaihi Rajiun! May Allah forgive her sins and grant her Aljannah Fiddausi in this holy month. Ameen.
Mama Taraba, as she was popularly known, was an accomplished civil servant, astute politician and patriot. She was compassionate, loyal and deeply committed to a better Nigeria. She will be sorely missed. I really have lost a sister and a loyalist.
Dino Melaye took to social media to react to the death of Mama Taraba.
The post reads: “Anti Aisha, Man Woman, oh what a vain world. Death will take the good and leave the wicked. What a loss! You were a good woman, amiable and loving.
“My chief Adviser is gone. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. Your infectious smile will be planted in my head for life. SDM I celebrate you even in death. You fought a good fight mama na. I’m so devastated. May God grant you Aljanah. Great woman of valour”.