Abba Sayyadi Ruma

Abba Sayyadi Ruma

Former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources (2007-10)

Place of Birth: Katsina

Commentary: Ruma was a key member of the K34 group, a group formed in Katsina by Umaru Musa Yar'Adua while he was governor of Katsina State. The group contributed money and strategy to Yar'Adua's campaigns, and were rewarded with choice appointments and contracts. Others members included Tanimu Yakubu and Ibrahim Sherma.
Ruma was convinced to join the group from the opposition All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2003. He became a minister 4 years later, after Yar'Adua was elected president. In October 2009, along with the ministers of health and the environment, he was called in by the Senate to explain what happened to 26 billion naria earmarked to construct a dam.
He left office in March 2010 when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved cabinet. 

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On her Majesty's Secret Service

They were all briefed about the plan for Yar’Adua’s return, unlike Minister of Agriculture Abba Sayyadi Ruma, who had left for Saudi Arabia with five other ministers to try to see Yar’Adua...

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Acting President Jonathan sets out his plans

Agriculture Minister Abba Ruma was a member of that inner circle, but Rilwan Lanre Babalola is more important...

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The nearly man

Commentators denounce a web of intrigue and deception orchestrated by Yar'Adua's wife and his Economic Advisor, Tanimu Yakubu, with Agriculture Minister Sayyadi Abba Ruma, James Ibori and David Edevbie, the President's Principal Secretary...

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The elite scrambles for cover

Turai and her allies – Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shema, Bauchi Governor Isa Yuguda, Presidential Economic Advisor Tanimu Yakubu and Agriculture Minister Abba Sayyadi Ruma – hoped to assuage Delta militants with an allocation of 114 bn...

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Nigeria's succession: the candidates

Shema struggles against an 'Abuja Camp' of Katsina heavyweight politicians led by Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Abba Sayyadi Ruma and Alhaji Yakubu Kurfi, economic advisor to the President...

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The storm before the storm

T The President’s party faction includes Ibrahim Tilde, Abba Sayyadi Ruma and Tanimu Kurfi of the so-called Katsina mafia...

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