Ex women affairs minister, Aisha Al-Hassan ‘Mama Taraba’ dies at 61

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Former Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead.

Her media aide, Bala Maina, who announce her passing to ChannelsTV said to have passed away at an undisclosed hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

She was 61 years old.

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Al-Hassan was appointed the Minister of Women Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. However, she on July 27, 2018, resigned from the Buhari administration over doubts of her political loyalty.

Thereafter she dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the United Democratic Party (UDP) where she emerged as the party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections in Taraba State and lost to the incumbent, Governor Darius Ishaku who ran for a second term in office under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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