By Ismail Auwal
Former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, (Mama Taraba), has reportedly died in Cairo, Egypt.
Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan popularly known as “Mama Taraba” is a prominent Nigerian politician who is a former minister of women affairs and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.
She was in APC’s Gubernatorial Candidate for Taraba State in the 2015 general elections. She contested for the same seat on the platform of the UDP in the 2019 general elections.
She resigned in 2019 after declaring her support for the former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim OON, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.
Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan attended Muhammed Nya Primary School, Jalingo and LEA Primary School, Tudun Wada, Kaduna before proceeding to Saint Faith College (now GGSS) Kawo Kaduna where she studied between Jan. 1973 – June 1977.