Nigeria’s First Prime Minister, Late Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Surviving Wife Dies

She passed away in the early hours of Sunday (27th October, 2019) after she relapsed and went into a coma.

Mrs. Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the only surviving wife of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, passes on. Grand-daughter is of the late prime minister, Hajiya Hajara Yakubu Wanka, while confirming the death said the late prime minister’s wife died of cardiac arrest. She said however, she was not sure of her age yet.

Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa gathered from verified source that the late Hajiya Jummai died in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday after a protracted illness. Before her death, the old woman was taken to India to seek medical care for her heart disease; she was later discharged some days ago hale and hearty. She died as a result of abrupt cardiac arrest. She had stopped over in Lagos to rest before returning to Bauchi to continue her rehabilitation and recuperation. Her corpse will be brought to Bauchi on Monday for burial.

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