Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead.
She was appointed Minister of Women Affairs in 2015 during the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, She however resigned on July 27, 2018.
She was also previously a Senator, representing Taraba North senatorial district of Taraba State which she won under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
She later decamped to the main opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC) and became the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Taraba State for the 2015 general elections.
She was defeated in the election re-run held on 25 April 2015, but on 7 November 2015 tribunal removed Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku and declared Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress winner of April 11, 2015 poll, this was later reversed by the Appeal and Supreme Courts of Nigeria.
She died at the age of 61 in Cairo, Egypt.