Abba Ruma Biography, Age, Education, Career and Death

Abba Ruma Biography

Abba Sayyadi Ruma was a Nigerian politician and a former Minister for Agriculture. He served as the minister for Agriculture under Late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. Abba Ruma was born March 13, 1962.

Abba Ruma Profile


Abba Ruma

Real Name

Abba Sayyadi Ruma


March 13, 1962


59 years (2021)

State of Origin

Kastina State







Political Party

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)


Hajiya Rabi

Net Worth

Under Review


October 27, 2021

Educational Background

Abba Ruma Education and Career

Abba Ruma obtained a degree in history from the University of Sokoto. He obtained a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy and PhD. in international relations from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Abuja respectively.


Abba Ruma party

Abba Ruma started his career as an information officer in Kastina state. He proceeded to become the special adviser to Saidu Barda, the governor of Katsina State in 1992.

Between 1999 and 2003, Ruma was the chairman and chief executive officer of Rascom Network Ltd, a research and development company based in Kaduna.

In 2003, he was elected the chairman of Batsari Local Government Area in Katsina State and later appointed the secretary to the Katsina State Government by Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

In 2005, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Abba Ruma as the Minister of State Education and later the Minister for Education in 2007.

Abba Ruma was appointed the Minister of. Agriculture and Water Resources by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

In 2010, he left office after President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet

Personal Life

Abba Ruma was married to Hajiya Rabi with 8 children. He is a Muslim


Abba Ruma Death

Abba Ruma died in a London hospital on October 27, 2021. He was 59 years old.


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