- The burial of Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje has been postponed indefinitely.
- The former first lady of the state and wife of former governor, Senator Danjuma Goje, died on Monday, October 30
- There has been outpouring of emotions since the demise of the former first lady was announced
Contrary to the expectations that the corpse of Hajia Fatima Yelwa Goje, wife of Senator Danjuma Goje, would arrive Gombe state for burial this morning, the burial arrangement has been shifted indefinitely.
Meanwhile, more and more dignitaries from across the country have been visiting the revered senator in his Abuja home to commiserate with him.
The shift in the date may not be unconnected to delay in flight arrangement by airspace authority in America.
Information made available to journalists on Friday, November 3, however, says the change of date of the burial became necessary due to the delay in arrival of the corpse from America.
“As a committed Muslim, the corpse should have been buried immediately according to Islamic injunction, if she had died in Nigeria. But hopefully, the airspace would clear the corpse to arrive Nigeria tomorrow, Saturday,” a source close to the family told journalists.
“The funeral prayer would now hold by 2.30pm tomorrow at the palace of the Emir of Gombe as planned,” the information added.
Mrs died in a Monday, October 30 after a brief illness. She was aged 55.
Meanwhile, wife of the Senate president and chairperson, Forum of Senators’ Wives, Dr. (Mrs) Toyin Saraki, has described the Late Hajiya Yelwa Goje as a dependable friend whose advice and team spirit would be greatly missed.
Mrs Saraki who led wives of senators of the 8th Assembly to Goje's residence in Abuja on Wednesday, November 1, condoled with the family, while praying that Almighty Allah will grant the soul of the departed Al-Jannah Firdaus.
A day after the death of Hajiya Goje, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, national leader of All Progressives Congress, lost his first son, Jide, on Tuesday, October 31.
Otunba Henry Oladele Ajomale, chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Lagos state chapter confirmed the news in a press release to the party's members.
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