HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS MINISTER, SADIYA UMAR FARUK AND ANOTHER FAKE MARRIAGE STORY

The last one was around September, October last year. They even photoshopped pictures of her pre-wedding with Buhari. And now this
As news continued to spread on the purported marriage between the Nigerian Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Faruk, VOA Hausa has quoted a close friend of the Air boss describing the report as false.

It was reported that Sadique and Sadiya got married in a mosque located in the Maitama high brow area of Abuja on the 18th of September, 2020.

However, the VOA Hausa reported that when contacted on the matter, senior Air Force officers in Abuja said they were not aware of the marriage.

“Even an intimate friend of the Air boss, who was in charge of his affairs, said he had inquired from his friend the Chief of Air Staff, and he told him the story was a fallacy.”

A public commentator, Mohammed Usman, told the VOA that it won’t be a surprise if the duo decided to marry secretly.

“They are adults, they may decide to marry secretly in this period of pandemic to observe the protocol again, they are not children, they are senior citizens.

“But where the proverbial spider spins its cobweb, was that the Sadique has denied this marriage with the minister.

“So we should be careful, rumours shouldn’t be peddled, especially by media outlets that the public relied upon with confidence,” he said.

According to VOA, associates of the minister who were contacted said they will not comment because they were not aware if such marriage took place.

In a related development, an Islamic scholar, Sheikh, told our correspondent, that the religion of Islam does not encouraged secret marriage.

“Marriage should be publicised, celebrated. That is why even light beating of drum, the doff, is allowed during marriage”, he said.

This is not the first time the pretty female Minister is at the centre of a supposed marriage that ended up being fake news. Exactly a year ago, Nigeria was agog with the news that she was about to wed the President. The story was so strong because for days, Presidential aides, obviously acting a script refused to confirm or deny it.
The Nigerian First lady had spent months abroad and it was widely believed that the story was meant to draw her home quickly.
It sure did as she returned home hours to the purported wedding and was to later lambast top aides of the President for not denying the fake story.
Just like this, all through the noise of her impending marriage to the President, the Minister neither clarified the story nor sent aides to correct it.
Bamidele Ogundana with additional reports from Vanguard

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