By Achadu Gabriel
Former Senator representing Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone Mrs Nenadi Esther Usman said she’s till in shock, 40 days after the demise of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan a.k.a Maman Taraba.
Recalled that Mama Taraba’s 40th day prayers held (today) Tuesday in accordance with the Islamic rites.
Senator Nenadi Usman, in a statement made available to newsmen in kaduna stated that, “Tuesday marks exactly 40 days since the body of my best friend, sister, colleague and close confidant, Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan a.k.a Maman Taraba was committed to mother earth.
“Honestly, I am still in shock at the news of your death. Looking back at your life, I cannot but pay tribute to your doggedness, forthrightness, brilliance, courage, fearlessness, selflessness and generosity.
‘You were a role model for the girl child politically.
“You will forever be remembered in the annals of the history of this nation as one woman who spoke truth to power, a Nigerian who sacrificed her comfort on the altar of truth.
“Now that you have gone to the great beyond and be with our creator, I pray that The Almighty rewards you abundantly for your good deeds.
“I know that in the hearts of well-meaning Nigerians, your place of honour is secrad and secured and on this 40th day “fida’u” prayer, I pray that Allah (SWT) forgives all your shortcomings and grants you a special place in “Aljannah Firdausi”. Fare thee well, my dear friend and sister”, she prayed.