Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has announced the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Bello, saying she died at 101.
In a statement he personally signed in Lokoja, Governor Bello said his mother died on Sunday, March 15, after a brief illness.
Read the full statement below:
INNA LILLAHI WAINNA ILLAIHI RAJI’UN
With total submission to the will of Allah, on behalf of the family of Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi, We regret to announce the passing away of our matriarch ,Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello who answered the call of Allah this evening after a brief illness.
We are relieved that her passing was peaceful and painless. Her funeral will be held today at Her resident in Nagazi, OKENE Local Government Area of Kogi State in accordance with Islamic rites.
Until her death, she was aged 101 and survived by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many adopted children.