Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe State, has lost his wife Yelwa. The former Gombe State first lady died in a hospital in the United States. The news of Yelwa’s death was conveyed Monday via a statement signed by her son Ahmed Mohammed Goje.
The 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.
“The date and time of the funeral prayers in Gombe would be announced later,” the statement concluded.
In a condolence letter to the former governor who’s now a senator, Bukola Saraki, Senate President, described the deceased as an exemplary woman and pillar of support to her husband. “On behalf of the entire Senate, I commiserate with our brother, friend, and colleague, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, on the loss of his dear wife, Hajia Yelwa Mohammed Goje.
“Over the years, Mrs. Goje served as an exemplary pillar of support to her husband and played the role of a dedicated mother and mentor to many in her community.
“As we join the Goje family to mourn her passing today, we pray that the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant her soul a place among the righteous ones in Al-Jannah Firdaus.
“We also pray that Allah grants the family of Senator Goje the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Amin.”
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