Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has expressed sadness on the passing of former Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan.

Okowa said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday in Asaba, that the deceased was a courageous and outspoken politician.

He stated that the late politician who represented Taraba North in the Senate from 2011 to 2015 was a great mobiliser of people, especially women, and had immense love for them.

The governor remarked that because of her love for her people, late Aisha attempted twice to govern the state, but was unsuccessful.

“I learnt of the passing of Senator Aisha Alhassan with shock and disbelief.

“She was my colleague at the Senate from 2011 to 2015 and was a great politician and patriotic Nigerian who served the nation as Minister of Women Affairs between 2015 and 2018.

“She will be remembered for her contributions to the Nigerian polity, particularly her advocacy and campaign on the empowerment of women and the challenges they face.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I extend my profound condolences to the Alhassan family, the people of Taraba North and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba.

“It is my prayer that God will comfort all those who mourn her exit, and make her good soul repose in His bosom,” he stated.