(Mrs.) Maryam Babangida, wife of Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd.) died early today at the University of California Los Angele’s (UNCLA) Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Los Angeles, United States where she was receiving treatment for cancer
A statement signed by Ibrahim Ismail, Special Assistant to Gen. Babangida, stated that she died beside her husband who has been at her beside in the US hospital.
With total submission to the Will of Allah, we humbly announce the passing away of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and amiable friend Hajiya Maryam Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
A statement from General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida’s family announced today that Maryam passed on early this morning at the age of 61, after a protracted illness.
The former chairperson of the Better Life for Rural Women during her husband’s years in office had been hospitalised at University of California Los Angele’s (UCLA) Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Los Angeles, United States.