By Godson Ikiebey- 

Jummai Abubakar, the last surviving wife of Tafawa Balewa, the late prime minister of Nigeria, is dead.

This was confirmed by Hajara Wanka, a grand daughter to the late prime minister. 

According to her, she died on Sunday, October 27, 2019 aged 85, at 4pm in Lagos, following a cardiac arrest, leaving behind eight children and many grandchildren.

She said the deceased had returned from a two-week medical trip in India, but decided to stay a while in Lagos with her daughter, when the death occurred.

She said her remains would be brought to Bauchi on Monday, October 28, 2019 for burial.

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