The wife of former Governor of Gombe State, now a Nigerian Senator, Danjuma Goje, has died.
According to a statement issued by her son, Ahmed Mohammed, the former first lady of Gombe State died in the United States of America after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
The brief statement reads:
“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’
In a condolence message today, Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sadness over the news of the death of of Hajiya Yalwa, adding that he was deeply touched by her death.
The President said that her death had saken the foundation of the family unit because of her role in the upbringing of the children and in keeping the family happy.
Buhari commiserates with Senator Goje and other members of the family even as he prayed to Allah to bless the soul of deceased and grant those she left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.