Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon,has lost his elder sister, Mrs Maryamu Lami Dimka, nee Gowon.
It was gathered that Mrs. Dimka, who was wife to the Late Commissioner of Police, Mr SK Dimka, died on Wednesday.
She is survived by children Mrs Elizabeth Rimdans, one time Resident Electoral Commissioner to Anambra & Bauchi States, Ms Margaret Dimka & Mr Philip Dimka, many grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Other surviving relations include Nigeria Airways Capt (Rtd), Moses Gowon & Dr Dawuda Gowon.
She was a Matron in the Women’s Hostel of the now Ahmadu Bello University in the 60s.
She was also active as a member & official of many organisations including The Nigeria Red Cross, Young Women’s Christian Association, Bible Translation, The Bible Society.
A member of the Horticultural Society, she was a great lover of gardening and a lover of music who was active in her Church choir until recent times.