Buhari’s N1m cam­paign donor, Mai Talle-Tara, re­turns from med­i­cal trip

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The 90-year old woman who do­nated N1 mil­lion to the Pres­i­dent Buhari cam­paign or­ga­ni­za­tion, Ha­jiya Fa­tima Mai Talle-Tara, has re­turned from her govern­mentspon­sored for­eign med­i­cal trip.

Ha­jiya Mai Talle-Tara came to lime­light in Jan­uary when she waited for about nine hours and do­nated her life sav­ing of N1 mil­lion to the then All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Buhari, for his cam­paigns when he vis­ited Kebbi State in Jan­uary. Buhari went on to win the elec­tion on March 28, 2015.

Soon af­ter Buhari took over, Ha­jiya Mai Talle-Tara fell sick af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke.

How­ever, the Kebbi State gov­ern­ment took the re­spon­si­bil­ity of her med­i­cal ex­penses and flew her to the Ira­nian Hospi­tal in Dubai, United Arab Emi­rates on Oc­to­ber 4. Mai Talle-Tara re­turned Sun­day evening af­ter spend­ing two weeks at the Dubai hospi­tal.

Speak­ing to jour­nal­ists in Abuja on Sun­day night, Mai Talle-Tara thanked Pres­i­dent Buhari and the Kebbi State gov­ern­ment for their ef­forts to­ward giv­ing her ad­e­quate med­i­cal care.

The nona­ge­nar­ian, who spoke briefly in Hausa was full of smiles when some jour­nal­ists vis­ited her at the Kebbi State Gov­ern­ment Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja. She said: “Na gode, na gode (I’m ap­pre­cia­tive; I’m ap­pre­cia­tive)”

Also speak­ing, the per­sonal physi­cian to the Kebbi State gover­nor, Dr Abubakar Bawa Dakingari, who trav­elled with her to Dubai, said she was well treated and was re­cu­per­at­ing fast.

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