Nanono, a 74-year-old Nigerian agriculture minister, secretly married an 18-year-old girl

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono, allegedly married an 18-year-old high school graduate.

The 74-year-old minister tied the knot with a young woman, identified simply as Rakiya, at a secret wedding held on Saturday, April 3, in Jere Town, Kaduna State.



It was gathered that only three representatives of the minister attended the ceremony and that the young bride had already settled in his close residence Tamandu in Cannes.

“The minister assigned only three people and warned them not to reveal the details of the marriage to people,” a family source, who preferred anonymity, told the Daily Nigerian.

The source said that Nanon’s family was fighting against the wedding, but the minister insisted on marrying the girl despite the age difference of over 50 years.

“The minister is madly in love. He looked unstoppable,” the source added.

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