In This Biography
Sadiya Umar Farouq Biography, Age, Spouse, Career, Education, Networth.
Who is Sadiya Umar Farouq?
Sadiya Umar Farouq (born 5 November 1974), is a Nigerian politician and the current minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development.
Sadiya Umar Farouq
|Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development|
21 August 2019
|Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons|
September 2016 – July 2019
|Born||5 November 1974
Zurmi, Zamfara State
|Political party||All Progressives Congress|
|Education||Ahmadu Bello University|
Appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2019 Farouq is by age the youngest minister in the current federal cabinet. She served as Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) from October 2016 to August 2019.
Her work with President Buhari dates back to Buhari’s days as the leader and presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change when Farouq was the national treasurer of CPC and later national treasurer of the All Progressives Congress.
How Old is Sadiya Umar Farouq?
She was born on the 5th of November 1974.
Sadiya Umar Farouq Facts
- Present Political affiliation: All Progressive Congress (APC)
- Former party: Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)
- State of origin: Zamfara State
- Political portfolio: Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management
- Relationship with Buhari: Member of FEC
- Twitter handle: @Sadiya_farouq
Who is Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Husband?
It was reported that Sadique and Sadiya got married in a mosque located in the Maitama high brow area of Abuja on the 18th of September, 2020 to Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
- FGGC, Gusau
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Early life and education:
Sa’adiya Farouk was born November 5, 1972, in 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 Master’s 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.
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