Last wife of Nigeria’s former PM Tafawa-Balewa is dead

Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the only surviving wife of Nigeria’s first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria, the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, is dead.

A family source told us in Bauchi late Sunday evening that the late Hajiya Jummai died in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday after a protracted illness.

The source added that she was recently taken to India for medical attention where she was treated and discharged last week and returned to Nigeria to recuperate.

The family source further said that the late Octogenarian stopped over in Lagos to rest before rerurning to Bauchi to continue her rehabilitation and recuperation.

“But unfortunately in the early hours of Sunday the illness relapsed and she went into coma but could not be revived as she died in the process,” the source added.

It is expected that her remains will be flown to Bauchi on Monday for burial.

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