Abba  Ruma
Nigeria

Abba Ruma

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.


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Vol 51 N0 4

NIGERIA | ANALYSIS

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...

Vol 51 N0 2

NIGERIA

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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