95 year old Hajia Fadimatu Mai Talle Tara who donated her N1 million savings to the Buhari presidential campaign organization last year is dead.
She died this morning at her home in Kebbi.
Until her death, Hajia Fadamatu was a popular food vendor in Koko, Koko/Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi State. She was a widow and is survived by 15 children and 15 grandchildren.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday mourned her death in a statement by Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina.
Adesina said in the statement that PMB mourned Koko, who had waited nine hours in Kebbi early last year to donate the money to him as the then presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adesina quoted President Buhari as describing her as “a woman with a good heart, who stood by her convictions, and gave sacrificially.”
“She gave practically all she had towards our campaign. Though well advanced in age, she still believed a new Nigeria was possible, and followed her conviction with action. What generosity of spirit and what tenacious faith in her mother land. Nigerians, old and young, have a lot to learn from her,” Buhari said.
The president condoled with the family and relations of the departed and urged them to take solace in the fact that their matriarch lived to a ripe old age, “and she saw the beginning of the change she had long yearned for. The onus is now on all of us to ensure that the change gets entrenched and solidified for even generations yet unborn to benefit from.”
May her soul RIP, Amen.