The remains of Senator Aisha Alhassan, former Minister of Women Affairs and Gubernatorial Aspirant in Taraba State will arrive in Jalingo from Cairo today, Sunday for burial later in the day the family has revealed.

She died of an undisclosed illness in Cairo, Egypt.

Her media aide, Bala Muhammed said that funeral prayers will take place at the Emir of Muri’s Palace in Jalingo.

Since her demise, thousands of sympathizers have thronged her family residence to commiserate with the family she left behind.  

Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday, praised the late ex minister as a woman who believed in hard work, excellence and service to humanity, while describing her death as shocking and depressing.

In a condolence message titled ‘Fayemi mourns the death of ex-minister Aisha Alhassan’ issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, Fayemi said the deceased worked her way to the top of her professional calling through diligence and positive attitude.

He stated that Alhassan’s commitment to serving humanity was responsible for her huge influence among the Taraba people, who nicknamed her Mama Taraba, and gave her the opportunity of representing them in the Senate.

He recalled with nostalgia how they worked together in the Federal Executive Council as Ministers and her dedicated contribution to nation building.