BY MARY KUYE
Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State’s mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello is dead. She died at the age of 101.
Bello disclosed this in a statement he signed in Lokoja on Sunday, said her late mother would be buried on Monday, March 16, at her residence in Nagazi, Okene LG.
Excerpts: “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 on Monday, 16th of March, 2020 by 10 am at her residence 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.”