Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on behalf of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), mourns the passing away of the former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr. Abba Sayyadi Ruma, who died recently.

Late Dr. Abba Sayyadi Ruma served under the administration of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua between 2007 and 2010 as Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources. He was also, Minister of State for Education in 2005 as well as Minister of Education in 2007 under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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SGF describes Dr. Ruma as an educationist of note, whose contributions led to the formulation of various policies in both the agricultural and educational sectors which impacted positively on the growth and development of the country.

He commiserates with the Government and people of Katsina State, his family and political associates and prays to Allah to grant the deceased Al-Jannah Firdaus.

Dr. Abba Sayyadi Ruma has since been buried according to Islamic rites in Katsina State, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.