Yar’Adua’s elder sister, Mairo Tafida dies at 68

Oct 16,2011 – Mairo Tafida died after an asthmatic attack

Late president Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua’s elder sister, Mairo Tafida is dead. She died at the Federal Medical Centre Katsina on Thursday night after an asthmatic attack.

She was 68 years old.

Tafida, a chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

She is survived by her mother, Hajiya Dada, six children and grandchildren.

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, in a condolence message to the Yar’ Adua’s family described the matriarch’s death as a rude shock

“I received the news of the death of Hajiya Mairo Tafida with rude shock”, he said. “At a time like this, her able hands and experience are needed for contribution to the socio-political development of the nation.”

He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss.