NEWSDAILYNIGERIA– The Former Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Nenadi Esther Usman Ph.D, has paid tribute to her friend and former colleague, Late Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba.

Nenadi described her as a political role model for the girl child and who would be missed for her doggedness, courage, selflessness among other attributes.

She made this known in her message of tribute on the 40 Days fida’u prayers of the late politician on Tuesday in Kaduna, where she further prayed God to forgive her shortcomings and grant her eternal rest.

” Today marks exactly 40 days since the body of my best friend, sister, colleague and close confidant, Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan a.k.a Maman Taraba was committed to mother earth.

” Honestly, I am still in shock at the news of your death. Looking back at your life, I cannot but pay tribute to your doggedness, forthrightness, brilliance, courage, fearlessness, selflessness and generosity.

” You were a political role model for the girl child. You will forever be remembered in the annals of the history of this nation as one woman who spoke truth to power, one Nigerian who sacrificed her comfort on the altar of truth.

” Now that you have gone to be with our creator, I pray that The Almighty rewards you abundantly for your good deeds.

” I know that in the hearts of well-meaning Nigerians, your place of honour is secured, and on this 40th day fida’u prayer, I pray that Allah (SWT) forgives all your shortcomings and grants you a special place in Aljannah Firdausi.

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Fare thee well, my dear friend and sister.” She added

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