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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Former Gombe State Governor Cum Senator Losses Wife At 55

Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje, wife of former governor of Gombe State and present senate representative of Gombe Central, Senator Danjuma Goje is dead. 
According to reports, she died in the United States of America at the age of 55, while receiving treatment from an undisclosed hospital.
Her death came as a shock as the Senator's son, Ahmed Mohammed Goje, announced the death of his mother and former Gombe state first lady in a statement he issued on behalf of the family.

The statement issue to Newsmen reads:
"With gratitude to Allah (SWT), I regret to announce the death of Her Excellency, Hajiya Yelwa Danjuma Goje, wife of the former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje.
Aged 55, she died in a hospital in the United States of America. She is survived by her husband, Senator Goje, six children, 10 grandchildren, many relatives, supporters and admirers. The date and time of the funeral prayers in Gombe would be announced later".
While President Muhammadu Buhari and the house of Senate yesterday, expressed sadness over the the death of Senator Danjuma Goje’s wife, Hajiya Yelwa.
In a condolence statement issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president said he was deeply touched by the demise of Mrs Goje.

According to President Buhari, "the death of a wife shakes the foundation of the family unit because of her role in the upbringing of the children and in keeping the family happy".

The President, while extending his condolences to the Senator and his entire family over the tragic loss, prayed to Allah to bless the soul of the deceased and grant those she left behind the fortitude to overcome this irreparable loss.

On his part, Senate President Bukola Saraki noted in a statement he personally signed that the deceased was an exemplary pillar of support, a dedicated partner and mother to the community whose demise has brought sadness.

Saraki said:
 "On behalf of the entire Senate, I commiserate with our brother, friend and colleague, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, on the loss of his dear wife, Hajia Yelwa Mohammed Goje.
Over the years, Mrs. Goje served as an exemplary pillar of support to her husband and played the role of a dedicated mother and mentor to many in her community.
As we join the Goje family to mourn her passing today, we pray that the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant her soul a place among the righteous ones in Al-Jannah Firdaus. We also pray that Allah grants the family of Senator Goje the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Amin".

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