Who Is Sadiya Umar Farouq of Nigerian Government?

Sadiya Umar Farouq served as pioneer Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria from 2019 to 2023. Born November 5, 1974, she was noted as the youngest minister in Nigeria under Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential tenure.

In Q1 2023, Nigeria’s Senate threatened to arrest Sadiya and others during an investigation into the disbursement of N500 billion development fund across the six geo-political zones by the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN).

Others involved include the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele; the Managing Director of Bank of Industry, (BoI) Olukayode Pitan; the Managing Director of Nigeria incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), Aliyu Abdulhameed and the Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Olawale Fasanya.

Sadiya has been an ally to Muhammadu Buhari while they were both members of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) political party where Sadiya was National Secretary and Muhammadu was presidential candidate until CPC merged with Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party. The merger Resulted in Muhammadu as President from 2015 to 2023 and Bola as President afterwards from 2023.

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