Former Speaker House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara.
By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
The mother of former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Mama Saratu Yakubu Tukur has passed away at the age of 103 years.
Dogara announced the death of his mother in a statement he personally signed, which was made available to newsmen on Friday evening in Bauchi by his media aide Turaki Hassan.
He said that “it is with utmost gratitude and total submission to the will of God Almighty that we announce the transition to glory of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Mama Saratu Yakubu Tukur which occurred Friday, December 22, 2023 at the age of 103 years.”
He said that he was comforted by the fact that the matriarch lived a life of total commitment, dedication and service to God and humanity.
Dogara who represented Dass/Tafawa Balewa/ Bogoro constituency for 16 years in the green chamber said that the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.