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Turai Yar’adua pays tribute to late widow of Tafawa Balewa

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A Ex-First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’adua has paid tribute to the late widow of Nigeria’s’ foremost leader, Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

Turai was in Bauchi state to pay a condolence visit to the Tafawa Balewa family over the demise of their mother, Hajiya Aishatu.

In a tribute, the Ex-first lady described the late Aisha Tafawa Balewa as a humble woman of substance who left an indelible impression on many young women of Northern extraction.

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She said the demise of late Aisha Tafawa Balewa was a great loss not only to the people of Bauchi state but to the entire nation.

While expressing deep sorrow for the loss of a great woman, Turai explained that she was in Bauchi state as a daughter to the deceased and not as the wife of late Ex-President of Nigeria.

The Ex-first lady also used the occasion to charge young Nigerian People to imbibe the culture of respect for leaders and also prayed for their success in the interest of peace.

Accompanying the Ex-first lady was the younger brother of late President Yar’adua, Abdulaziz, who also recalled great efforts of the late Prime Minister, Sir, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in trying to build the nation.


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Also among Turai’s entourage was the Ex-Governor of Kebbi state, Sa’idu Nasamu Dakin Gari, wife of the Ex-Governor of Bauchi State Nafisa Yuguda and her sister Zainab Yar’adua and other dignitaries.

Meanwhile, the first lady of Bauchi state, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed who received the entourage on behalf of the bereaved family acknowledged the condolence visit and said it was a great honour to the entire people of the state.

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