Former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources
Place of Birth: Katsina
Commentary: Ruma was a key member of the K34 group, a group formed in Katsina with Musa Yaradua while he was governor there. The group contributed money and strategy to his campaigns and were rewarded with choice appointments and contracts. Others included Tanimu Yakubu and Ibrahim Sherma. Most of them had made money while Buhari was in charge of the Petroleum Trust Fund. Ruma was convinced to join the group irom the opposition ANPP in 2003 and he was made a Minister 4 years later after Yar Adua became president. In Octrober 2009 along with the Ministers of Health and the Environment, he was called in by the Senate to explain what happened to N26billion earmarked to construct a dam.