Remi Tinubu, NCWS Mourn Hajiya Lau’s Demise


By Uche Onyeali

First lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has expressed shock over the passing on of the national president of the National Council of Women Societies, NCWS, Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau.

Mrs Tinubu in a statement yesterday described the demise of Hajiya Lau as a great loss to the struggle for the emancipation of the womenfolk in the country.

While praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, the first lady commiserated with her immediate family, friends, women community and the NCWS at large.

“I received the news of the passing of the National President of the National Council of Women Societies Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau with shock. What a great loss in the struggle for the emancipation of our womenfolk!

“Hajiya Lau’s dedication to the empowerment and upliftment of women across Nigeria was unparalleled. Her tireless efforts, visionary leadership, and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark. She was a beacon of strength and a source of inspiration for countless women, and her legacy will continue to inspire future generations.

“My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, children, family, friends, and the entire NCWS community. May you find comfort in the memories of her remarkable life and her many contributions to the cause of women’s rights and social justice,” she said.

The leadership of NCWS has earlier in a statement by the national publicity secretary, Mrs Inumibun Taiwo, announced the passing on of Hajiya Lau.
Lau was said to have passed on in the early hours of yesterday after a brief illness.

Chief Taiwo in the statement made available to AljazirahNogeria disclosed the NCWS president would be laid to rest on Wednesday in her hometown in Lau, Taraba State, in accordance with Islamic rites.

It added that further arrangements and details of the funeral rights will be communicated later.
“With profound sorrow, we regret to announce the passing of our beloved national president, Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau. She departed this life in the early hours of today, June 5, 2024, after a brief illness.

“Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau, a dedicated leader and champion of women’s empowerment, will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her tireless efforts and contributions to the betterment of our society will never be forgotten,” the statement said.

Hajiya Lau was born in 1962 and lived a fulfilling life of 62 years, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and motivate us all, the statement further said, as it extended the council’s condolences to her family, friends and all members of the NCWS.


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