The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono reportedly married an 18-year-old girl whose name is Rakiya in a secret wedding.

According to DAILY NIGERIAN, the Minister who is 74-year-old tie the knot with Rakiya in a secret wedding which was attended by only three representatives of Mr Nanono's family.

The secret wedding took place on Saturday in a town called Jere in Kaduna State.

An anonymous family source disclosed to DAILY NIGERIAN, that “the minister only assigned three people and warned them against disclosing the details of the marriage to people."

It was also gathered that Rakiya has already settled in the minister's Tamandu Close residence in Kano.

The source also added that the minister's family did not support the wedding but Mr Nanono insisted on marrying the girl despite the age difference of over 50 years between him and Rakiya.

“The minister is madly in love. He appeared unstoppable,” the source disclosed.

Mr Sabo Nanono was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono was born in Gabasawa Local government area of Kano State on 11th April 1946.

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 the year 1972. Also in 1977, he obtained his Master’s Degree in public policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison USA.

IN 1994, he attended an Advanced Management Course at Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts. 

He was a University lecturer, civil servant, a banker who rose to the position of Managing Director of African International Bank (AIB). 

Me Nanono is currently the village Head of Tofai in Gabasawa his home town and married with many children.

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