A former minister of agriculture and water resources, Dr. Abba Sayyadi Ruma is dead.
It was gathered that the former Agric Minister died today, 27th October at a London hospital after a brief illness.
Recall that Ruma was appointed minister by President Umaru Yar’Adua on 26 July 2007 but was later sacked by then acting president Goodluck Jonathan in March 2010.
Ruma until his death was the founder of Cherish International school located in Batsari with campuses in Katsina.
He was the chairman of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development headquartered in Rome, Italy, and is a Partner Minister of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Borno on March, 1962, Abba Ruma was appointed Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Education in 2005 under Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, and in 2007 he briefly became Federal Minister of Education when Ezekwesili left to take up a World Bank job.
He was married to Hajiya Rabi and has 8 children.