The remains of Nigeria’s former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, aka Mama Taraba were on Monday laid to rest in Jalingo, Taraba.
Aisha, died on Friday at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt after a brief illness. She was 61.
The former civil servant and lawyer, contested the 2015 and 2019 governorship elections as first, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and later United Democratic Party (UDP).
The remains of late Alhassan arrived in Jalingo from Cairo via Lagos on Monday evening.
The body was received by the state’s delegation and sympathisers at the Danbaba Suntai Airport in Jalingo around 5.30 p.m.
The body was interred at the Central Graveyard, Jekada Fari in Jalingo, around 7.30 p.m. according to Islamic rites.