Monday, 28 October 2019
LAST SURVIVING WIFE OF TAFAWA BALEWA DEAD
Hajiya Jummai Abubakar, the last surviving wife to late Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, is dead
A granddaughter to the late prime minister, Hajiya Hajara Yakubu Wanka, confirmed the death of Hajiya Jummai in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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.