By Chris Nomjov
The death has been reported of a 90-year old food seller, in Kebbi state. Hajia Fadimatu Mai Talle Tala, is the famous old woman, who donated her N1 million savings, to finance the presidential campaign of current President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Hajia Fadimatu, whose death was reported this morning, was a popular food seller at the Koko province of Besse Local government of Kebbi state. She had been reportedly fallen seriously ill, after making the long journey to Abuja, to witness the inauguration of President Buhari.
It would be recalled that in September 2015, while she battles with severe sickness and possible paralysis, a certain Idris Kurringafa, had called on the All Progressive Congress (APC) to act out of benevolence and afford Hajia Fadimatu, the goodwill of flying her abroad for proper medical attention.
The 90-year old, popularly referred to as “Maitalla Tara”, was a widow and is survived by 15 children and a number of grandchildren.
Meanwhile, President Buhari described the late Hajia Koko, as a woman with a good heart, who stood by her convictions, and gave sacrificially.
Hajiya Koko had offered virtually her life’s savings to candidate Buhari then, saying she admired his honesty, discipline, and stand for truth.
Receiving the news of her passage, President Buhari commended Hayiya Koko’s conviction and sacrificial giving, urging Nigerians to learn vital lessons from her life.