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President Buhari And I Are Close, But We NEVER Planned To Marry—Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has described as false the viral rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari wanted to marry her as a second wife.
The minister says she doesn’t dispute the fact that she’s close to President Buhari, having worked for the retired General for the past 17-years.
However, on the rumoured marriage, she says it was just that–a rumour–and that there is an understanding now regarding where the news came from, adding that it was a tactic to distract her from governance.
Farouq, 45, stated this while giving her reaction to Sahara Reporters on a story the paper published about her on Christmas Day, alleging that the Office of the President had rebuked Farouq over abuse of office and employment of staff beyond the financial capacity of her ministry.
“I have been working for President Muhammadu Buhari for the last 17 years. So, I am not just coming to be part of this government; I have been part and parcel of the movement.
“On the talk that I and President Buhari had plans to marry, it was a mere rumour and now we are beginning to understand where that emanated from.
“We were meant to be distracted but we have continued with our responsibilities as given by the President.
“I am not disputing the fact that I am close to President Buhari, having worked with him for this number of years but that talk was mere rumours,” Farouq, a former national treasurer of the APC, said.
The said marriage was supposed to take place on Friday, October 11.
The manufacturers of the fake news had claimed that the president would be marrying the minister after Jumat service.
Although presidential spokesman Femi Adesina had debunked the famous rumour as fake news, the story was only put to rest when the First Lady, Aisha Buhari returned from the United Kingdom where she had been for about two months.
Farouq is from Zurmi Local Government Area, Zamfara state and is a former federal Commissioner of National Commission for refugee, migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).


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