Adamawa state governor Ahmadu Fintiri‘s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umar Badami is dead.
Badami died today at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, after a protracted illness.
In a statement from the Adamawa State Government, through the Director General of Media and Communication, Government House, Mr Solomon Kumangar, the 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.