Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, is said to have married an 18-year-old high school dropout.
On Saturday, April 3, the 74-year-old minister married the young woman, simply known as Rakiya, in a secret wedding in Jere Town, Kaduna State.
Just three ministers were present at the wedding, according to reports, and the young bride has already moved into his Tamandu near residence in Kano.
“The minister only assigned three people and warned them against disclosing the details of the marriage to people,” a family source, who preferred anonymity, told Daily Nigerian.
The source said Nanono’s family had kicked against the wedding but the minister insisted on marrying the girl despite the over 50 years age gap.
“The minister is madly in love. He appeared unstoppable,” the source added.