Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has debunked news that she got married to President Muhammadu Buhari, after an imposter Twitter account @Sadiya_Farouq_, circulated the fake news on Thursday.
It has come to my attention that a fake Twitter account @Sadiya_farouq_ has been created in my name. I wish to inform my followers and well meaning Nigerians to disregard the handle and any information posted on it.
My official Twitter handle remains @Sadiya_farouq
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) October 11, 2019
In a tweet on Friday, Farouq clarified that the video being circulated as a pre-wedding party between herself and the president is in fact, an old video recorded on September 14.
She explained that the occasion was a party her family and friends organized to celebrate her appointment.
Farouq was commissioned as the head of the new ministry on August 21.
”Yesterday, I attended a walimah organised by my family and friends to congratulate me on my appointment as a honourable minister by President Muhammadu Buhari,” she tweeted on September 15th.
Yesterday, i attended a walimah organised by my family and friends to congratulate me on my appointment as a honorable Minister by President Muhammed Buhari. pic.twitter.com/9GrzPKgMx5
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) September 15, 2019
Sources confirm Farouq is not in Nigeria at the moment, but in New York where she is promoting a UN campaign against poverty.