Aisha Alhassan, ex-minister dies in Cairo

Aisha Jummai Alhassan, a former minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, has died at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

Nationa Infinity learnt that Mama Taraba, as she is fondly called, died at age 61 of a yet to be disclosed ailment on Friday afternoon.

She was appointed minister in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari to represent Taraba State after losing the 2015 governorship election to the incumbent Darius Ishaku.

She resigned as the minister on July 27, 2018 after the ruling APC screening committee disqualified her from the 2019 governorship primaries.

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