Following the death of Jumai Tafawa Balewa, who happened to be the last wife of Nigeria’s one and only Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa, Nigerian political leaders have taken to various media to react.
In a recent statement, former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar shared his reaction.
Atiku wrote, “On behalf of my family, I express my deepest condolences to the Tafawa Balewa family over the loss of Hajiya Jummai Aishatu Abubakar, the last surviving wife of the first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria. May Allah forgive her sins and grant her Aljannah Firdaus. Ameen”
Also former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara wrote on his Twitter timeline,
From God we came to Him all we shall return! We have lost a mother & matriarch; the last & youngest wife of Nigeria’s first & only Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Hajiya Jummai Tafawa Balewa. My heartfelt condolences to the children, grandchildren.