- The family of Senator Danjuma Goje announces the death of Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje
- The Nigerian Senate commiserates with Senator Danjuma Goje over the death of his wife
- Senate president Bukola Saraki describes the deceased as an exemplary pillar of support
Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje, wife of the former governor of Gombe state, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, has died in a hospital in the United States of America.
Ahmed Mohammed Goje, son of the former governor announced the death of his mother on Monday, October 30, in a statement he issued on behalf of the family.
The statement read: "With gratitude to Allah (SWT), I regret to announce the death of Her Excellency, Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje, wife of the former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje.
“Aged 55, she died in a hospital in the United States of America. She is survived by her husband, Senator Goje, six children, 10 grandchildren, many relatives, supporters and admirers.
“The date and time of the funeral prayers in Gombe would be announced later.”
See photos of the late governor's wife below:
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has commiserated with Senator Danjuma Goje, over the death of his wife.
Senate president, Bukola Saraki in a statement on Monday, October 30, expressed shock and sadness over Mrs Goje's death.
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Saraki described the deceased as an exemplary pillar of support, a dedicated partner and mother to the community.
He said: “On behalf of the entire Senate, I commiserate with our brother, friend and colleague, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, on the loss of his dear wife, Hajia Yelwa Mohammed Goje.
“Over the years, Mrs. Goje served as an exemplary pillar of support to her husband and played the role of a dedicated mother and mentor to many in her community.
“As we join the Goje family to mourn her passing today, we pray that the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant her soul a place among the righteous ones in Al-Jannah Firdaus.
“We also pray that Allah grants the family of Senator Goje the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Amin.”
See Saraki's full statement below:
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