MUTUK President, Dr Kohol Iornem, on behalf of members said that the shadows of late Mrs Ivase will ever remain a protective shield and source of inspiration to them in adulthood anywhere in the world.
The president who stated that the association expressed deep sadness over the demise of their matriarch, who they looked up to as earthly mother supreme, and as the first woman Minister in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and enviable educationist, the association would always tap from the legacies she left behind.
“Our dear Mother, although, even at octogenarian age, MUTUK received the news of your passage to eternal glory with utmost shock because your shadows have ever remained a protective shield and source of inspiration to us in adulthood anywhere in the world.
“We cannot forget in a hurry your timely intervention at a time when MUTUK experienced some difficulties.
“Whenever you visited the United Kingdom, you made it a point of duty to continually preach peace and your words of wisdom guided our conduct.
“The history of Mzough U Tiv UK will not be complete without mentioning the significant role you played in rebuilding the organisation,” the group said.
Mrs Ivase is the first female appointed Minister from the northern part of the country.
Born on August 8, 1936, in Gboko, Mrs Ivase who served as Minister of Education in the second republic, according to a family source died on July 13 in Abuja after a brief illness.