Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has reportedly married Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff.
According to Daily Trust, that the wedding of the two top government officials held on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Maitama Juma’a Mosque in Abuja, according to its multiple sources.
This comes about a year after Hajia Farouq made the headlines when it was widely speculated that she was set to wed President Buhari, a claim dismissed by the Presidency.
A source has now revealed that both top officials are married, stressing;
It is true that the chief of air staff and the humanitarian affairs minister have gotten married. Very few people were invited to attend the wedding fatiha because the couple and those close to them didn’t want to publicize the issue.
Another source said the two have been in love for some time, noting;
They have been in a relationship for a while and what happened on Friday has put to rest all the speculations about her relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The publication added that the event was a private affair as one of the sources disclosed that;
Very few people were invited to attend the wedding Fatiha because (of) the couple. Those close to them didn’t want to publicize the issue.
The rumoured wedding, which was circulated via social media on October 2019, claimed that President Buhari was getting married to Farouq during a period the First Lady, Aisha Buhari was away for months.
The alleged wedding ignited conversations on social media and in the pages of some tabloids. On Twitter the hashtags; #TheWedding, #BUSA19, #AISHA, #Presidentialwedding and several others trended over the rumored marriage.
The wedding claim was further strengthened by a video which showed Aisha Buhari in an angry outburst at the Aso Villa after she returned from London.
Mrs Buhari later confirmed to the BBC that the video is old and was recorded by a relative of the president who lives in Aso Rock, sometime in 2018.
Neither the president nor the minister, who was at that time in New York commented on the rumoured marriage.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the president, also later debunked the rumour in an interview I.
How will anyone expect that the President will be getting married and it will be a secret affair? Nigerians like to gist and play banters, as it is another way of relaxation for many, and they have seen the president as a personality that suits their side talks. It is bad, but that is what happens.