Hajia Fatimah Umar Badami, the mother of Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, has passed on. She was 68.
Hajiya Fatimah Badami died Wednesday at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, after a protracted illness, according to a statement from the Adamawa State Government.
The statement by the Director General of Media and Communication, Government House, Mr Solomon Kumangar, said deceased is survived by Governor Fintiri, four grandchildren, siblings and other relations.
“Her death at this critical moment creates a huge vacuum not only for the immediate family but the entire State. She was a strong pillar in her community, a disciplinarian and devout Muslim,” the statement said.
It added: “The Governor has taken the death in his stride but will require the prayers of all citizens for God to grant the mother peaceful repose while granting him the fortitude to bear the great loss.”
The Nation reports that Fintiri lost his father last July. He was 82.