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Ex-Minister Abba Sayyadi Ruma dies at 59

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development during the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua administration, Abba Sayyadi Ruma, is dead. He was 59.

A family source, Sada Ruma, confirmed the death to DAILY NIGERIAN.

According to him, the former minister died at a London Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Born on March 13, 1962, Mr Ruma was chairman, Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development headquartered, Rome, Italy.

The late minister obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in History from the University of Sokoto, a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Abuja.

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