Hajia Hauwa Oziohu Bello, the mother of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is dead.
Hajia Hauwa, the Matriarch of Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi’s family, died on Sunday, after a brief illness, at the age of 101.
Announcing her passage on behalf of the family, on Sunday, Governor Bello described her as a Leader and strong pillar, who was a mother to all.
“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 (Sunday) evening, after a brief illness.
“We are relieved that her passing was peaceful and painless. Her funeral will be held today, 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”, the Governor said.