Nanono and Rakiya
By Our Reporter
74 years old, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, is said to have married an 18 year-old lady from Kaduna. Simply known as Rakiya
The low profile and surreptitious wedding took place on Saturday Saturday in Jere town of Kaduna State, with few people as witnesses, reported Daily Nigerian.
Rakiya, who just completed her secondary school is said to have settled in the minister’s Tamandu Close residence in Kano.
The newspaper said Nanono’s family kicked against the wedding on account of the 56 year-gap between them.
The Minister of Agriculture according to his biography published by his ministry is married and has many children.
He was born in Tofai, Gabasawa Local government area of Kano State on 11 April 1946.
He is now the village head of Tofai.
He attended Zakirai and Gwarzo primary schools, Birnin kudu Secondary school, Government College Kano from there he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1972.
In 1977, he obtained his Master’s Degree in public policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison USA.
Nanono attended an Advanced Management Course at Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts in 1994.
He was a University lecturer, civil servant, a banker who rose to the position of Managing Director of African International Bank (AIB