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Body Of Tafawa Balewa’s Wife Buried In Bauchi



The remains of Nigeria First Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa’s wife Hajiya Jummai Abubakar Tafawa Balewa has been buried on Monday at the Bauchi cemetery in Bauchi state.

It was learnt that the Chief Imam of Bauchi Central Mosque Mallam Bala Baba Inna led the funeral prayers at the hour of 2:15 pm at the palace of the Emir of Bauchi with the Governor of Bauchi Bala Mohammed and other prominent people.

Prominent people in attendance at the funeral rite included Emirs of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman; Dass, Alhaji Bilyamunu Othman; Ningi, Alhaji Yunusa Danyaya; Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman; Katagum, Alhaji Umar Farouk, and representative of that Jama’are, Yerima Jama’are.

Naija News earlier reported that Jummai passed away at a Lagos hospital on Sunday at 4 p.m after a protracted illness.

It was gathered that she died at age 85 and left behind eight children and many grandchildren.