BREAKING: Ex-Senate President Lawan's Mother Dies at 86

BREAKING: Ex-Senate President Lawan's Mother Dies at 86

  • Hajiya Halima (Baba) Ibrahim, the mother of Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the former President of the Senate, has passed away at the age of 86 in Gashua, Yobe state
  • The funeral will be held according to Islamic customs on Sunday, October 15, with burial in Gashua and funeral prayers in the Gashua Central Mosque
  • Senator Lawan expressed his gratitude for the support and condolences received during this difficult time, acknowledging the outpouring of love from friends and colleagues

Gashua, Yobe state - The immediate past President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim, has lost his mother, Hajiya Halima (Baba) Ibrahim.

Senator Lawan’s mother died on Saturday, October 14, at her residence in Gashua town, Bade local government area of Yobe state, at 86.

Hajiya Halima (Baba) Ibrahim/Senator Lawan's Modther Dies
Hajiya Halima (Baba) Ibrahim, mother of Ex-Senate President Lawan, is dead. Photo credit: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan
Source: Facebook gathers that Hajiya Halima Ibrahim will be buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday, October 15, at Gashua by 11am.

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Funeral prayers will, thereafter, be said for the deceased at the Gashua Central Mosque, located in the Emir’s Palace.

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Lawan appreciates support from friends

Meanwhile, in a statement released by his media aide, Ezrel Tabiowo, Senator Lawan appreciated the outpouring of love and support received from friends and colleagues over his mother's death.

“The family would like to extend deepest gratitude to all those who have reached out and offered their condolences, thoughts, and prayers during this time of immense sadness," the statement read.
Your love and support have been a source of strength, and they are forever thankful”.

Nigerians on social media condole with Lawan

Sumner Shagari Sambo wrote on Facebook:

"My condolences to you and your family on the sad loss of your beloved mother, Your Excellency. May Allah grant her Aljannah Firdausi and comfort you and your family Sir. Take heart Most Distinguished SP."

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Usman Al-Amin said:

"I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the beloved mother of Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and grant her soul eternal peace and bless her with the highest ranks in Jannah. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time."

Modu Mohammed Maina said:

"Accept my deepest condolences for this irreparable loss. May Allah forgive all her shortcomings and make Jannatul Firdausi her final abode."

Isa Mustapha said:

"Allahu Akbar, may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace and Paradise Be her final destination for the sake of Rahaman Ameen."

Former Senator Bello Maitama is dead

In another report, Senator Bello Maitama, the former minister of Internal Affairs and Commerce, has died.

The Jigawa-born politician and businessman was said to have died at 76.

Maitama served as a minister of internal affairs in the Second Republic in 1979 and served as Minister of Commerce in 1982.


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