Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, is dead.
Yelwa was said to have died in the early hours of Monday.
Senate President Bukola Saraki said the deceased was “an exemplary pillar of support, a dedicated partner and mother to the community”.
“On behalf of the entire senate, I commiserate with our brother, friend and colleague, senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate committee on Appropriation, on the loss of his dear wife, Hajia Yelwa Mohammed Goje,” he said in a statement.
“Over the years, Mrs. Goje served as an exemplary pillar of support to her husband and played the role of a dedicated mother and mentor to many in her community.
“As we join the Goje family to mourn her passing today, we pray that the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant her soul a place among the righteous ones in Al-Jannah Firdaus. We also pray that Allah grants the family of Senator Goje the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Amin.”