Tafawa Balewa: Gov Obaseki mourns surviving widow’s death

Tafawa Balewa: Gov Obaseki mourns surviving widow’s death

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of Jummai Aishatu Balewa, the last surviving widow of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa, who died on Sunday, October 27, 2019. In a statement, Obaseki condoled with the Balewa family over the death of Jummai Aishatu Balewa, noting that the family holds a special

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of Jummai Aishatu Balewa, the last surviving widow of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa, who died on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

JUMMAI AISHATU BALEWA, THE LAST SURVIVING WIDOW OF NIGERIA’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, TAFAWA BALEWA

In a statement, Obaseki condoled with the Balewa family over the death of Jummai Aishatu Balewa, noting that the family holds a special place in the heart of Nigerians.

According to him, “I commiserate with the Balewa family over the death of Jummai Aishatu Balewa. She was loved by all and lived a long, fulfilled life.

“I condole with the government and people of Bauchi state over this sad loss. I pray that God grants the family and her relations the fortitude to bear the loss.”

The presidency announced the death of Jummai Aishatu Balewa in a statement on Sunday.

The former Prime Minister’s wife died in a Lagos hospital and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. 

EDO STATE GOVERNOR, GODWIN OBASEKI
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