Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 07:02 pm
Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq from Zamfara State is the first Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, a new ministry in Nigeria.
In this post, we’ll tell whether she is married or not and the rumour about the plan of President Muhammadu Buhari to take her as a new wife.
Early life and education:
Sa’adiya Farouk was born November 5, 1972 in the present day Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria.
She was educated at the Federal Government Girls’ College Gusau, Zamfara State before proceeding to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University where she graduated with a BSc in Business Administration in 1998.
From the same institution, she earned a Master’s in International Affairs and Diplomacy in 2008 and another Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2011 in ABU.
She underwent her one year mandatory service year at the National Assembly, where she was also employed as an administrator at the National Assembly Service Commission as an Administrative Officer II in 2003 where she rose to the Position of Principal Administrative Officer.
From 1999 – 2000, Farouq served with the Nigeria National Assembly, under the Senate Committee on Aviation and worked with the Senate Committee on Appropriation.
She also worked as the Operations Manager at Pinnacle Travels and Tours Ltd (a Nigerian travel agency) between 2001 to 2003.
Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Sojourn to politics:
In 2010, she resigned from the National Assembly Commission to officially join politics as a member of the defunct Congress for Progress Change (CPC).
President Muhammadu Buhari was the presidential candidate of CPC.
She rose to become the National treasurer of the CPC between 2011 to 2013 and when CPC dissolved into a new party, All Progressive Congress (APC), Sadiya Umar Farouq became the Interim National Treasurer of the new party from 2013-2014.
Then she was appointed as a Member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council where she served in the directorates of election planning and monitoring, field operations, and fundraising, in preparation for the 2015 general elections which Buhari as the presidential candidate of APC won.
Her appointment by Buhari in 2016
On September 26, 2016, Sadiya was appointed the Honourable Federal Commissioner (HFC) of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI).
A few weeks after he assumed office, President Buhari moved the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) from the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management. And on August 21, 2019, she was among 44-member of Buhari’s Nextlevel cabinet.
Has Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq ever married and how old is she?
As we write, she is 44, but by November 5, 2019, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq will be 45 years old. We’re sure she is married, though all media reports are silent about her marriage and family.
There are rumours that President Buhari is taking her as another wife, we can not confirm this. It is a rumour until October 11, 2019 Nigerians’ speculated D-day.
Her Wikipedia page reads:
“She is rumored to be getting married to the current serving president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on the 11th of October, 2019.”
Sadiya Umar Farouq husband
During the ministerial screening, for those who closely monitored the programme, she was accompanied to the chamber of the National Assembly by her mother and some of her friends. At the time of this report, we do not have vital info about her husband or marital life.
And the report that Buhari is getting married to her on Friday, October 11, 2019, turned out to be fake. Some people circulated invitation card on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.