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Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s sister passes on

Mrs. Maryamu Lami Dimka (née Gowon).

The passage to eternal glory, has been announced, of Mrs. Maryamu Lami Dimka, elder sister to former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon.

She died on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

Wife to the Late Commissioner of Police, Mr. SK Dimka, she is survived by children Mrs. Elizabeth Rimdans, one-time Resident Electoral Commissioner to Anambra and Bauchi States, Ms. Margaret Dimka and Mr. Philip Dimka as well as by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Other surviving relations include Nigeria Airways Captain (Rtd), Moses Gowon and Dr Dawuda Gowon.

She was a Matron in the Women’s Hostel, in the now Ahmadu Bello University in the 60s and had been active as a member and official of many organisations including The Nigeria Red Cross, Young Women’s Christian Association, Bible Translation and The Bible Society.

A member of the Horticultural Society, she was a great lover of gardening and a lover of music. She was also active in her Church choir until recent times.

She is being mourned by many across the world, especially the very many people whose lives she impacted positively.


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