Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, said Nigeria has lost yet another impactful female politician with the death of the former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan.
In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Paul Ibe in Abuja, Abubakar said he was grieved by the loss of the former Senator and former gubernatorial candidate in Taraba.
The former vice president said that one of the qualities he admired about the late ex-minister was that she was a determined fighter who never gave up on despair.
“You must also give Alhassan the credit for breaking the political glass ceiling in an environment in which many women are scared of joining politics because of cultural and traditional stereotypes.
“Overcoming such formidable obstacles to make an impact is no easy task,’’ Abubakar said.
He recalled that he asked about Alhassan condition on Thursday afternoon after he called her number without a response.
“I can’t forget her dedication and how she stood by me through thick and thin in the course of my political career.
“I really have lost a sister and loyalist,’’ he said.