amina yakowa, wife of gov patrick yakowa
There are strong indications that the wife of the late governor of Kaduna State, Mrs Amina Elizabeth Yakowa, could emerge the deputy governor of the state following her husband’s death over the weekend in a helicopter crash.

It is believed that the Northern governors across party divide who are to meet Vice President Namadi Sambo over this cause, are championing it with the aim of sustaining Yekowa’s legacies. The Governors are said to be inspired by the example of the wife of the former Senate President, Mrs Margery Okadigbo, who emerged to take over her husband, Chuba’s slot in the Senate and that of a former Senator from Plateau State, Sen. Gyang Dantong, who was similarly succeeded by his wife, after he was killed by gunmen at a funeral in the state.

Mrs Yakowa was born on May 20, 1953 in Kwoi, Jaba Local Government of Kaduna State.
An educationist, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She taught in many schools in Kaduna State before transferring her service to the Ministry of Defence, Abuja. She was a former deputy director at the Ministry of Defence and only retired after her husband became governor, but according the Kaduna State government website, she is on a leave of absence.


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