President Muhammadu Buhari mourns Hajiya Asmau Yakasai

By Fabian Anawo

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserates with the family of former Consul-General of Pakistan in Nigeria, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai, on the passing of their mother, Hajiya Asmau Ibrahim Yakasai.

In a letter of condelence, President Buhari described Hajiya ASMAU as a woman whose kindness, charity and dedication to making life easier and better for others continue to yield testimonies.

She was ninety-eight years old and died on Tuesday afternoon after a protracted illness.

Her son, Alhaji Ahmed Yakasai, a former President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria said that she had recovered and that he spoke with her at nine o’clock in the morning only to receive a phone call in the afternoon that she had died.

Hajiya Yakasai was buried the same day according to Islamic rites at the Kano Farm Centre graveyard.

A funeral prayer was held for at the premises of Kano Emirate Palace, with hundreds of sympathisers including the Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and other high ranking traditional chiefs in attendance.

Also, at the funeral, obsequies were retired and serving top public servants, ulamas, friends, close associates and a cross section of the business community.

She is survived by Alhaji Sani Ibrahim, Kabiru Ibrahim, Mustapha Ibrahim, Ahmed Ibrahim and Hajiya Binta Ibrahim.

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