The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has cautioned the general public on an impersonating account to her name.
It has come to my attention that a fake Twitter account @Sadiya_farouq_ has been created in my name. I wish to inform my followers and well meaning Nigerians to disregard the handle and any information posted on it.
My official Twitter handle remains @Sadiya_farouq
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) October 11, 2019
The impersonator, had opened @Sadiya_Farouq_ opened against the ministers @Sadiya_Farouq and had gained over 500 followers within the time.
The fake account is now taken down by twitter and the authentic account now boasting of over 24,000 followers against the 18,000+ followers earlier on Friday, October 11 2019.
Though currently in the US, the minister has been the talk of the town with a rumour linking her to being the new bride of the president, Muhammadu Buhari.
The impersonating account however had dispelled the rumours of the union stating that: “there have been several speculations in media regarding Marriage between Myself and Baba Buhari. I will like to clarify this that me and Baba Buhari have been old time friends and Her Excellency Aisha is my good friend and a sister. I will like to maintain this good relationship,” one of the tweets read.
Another update via the fake twitter account also said: “Dear Nigerians, please Kindly ignore all rumors as this is not true. We’re currently completely focused on making sure we have a better Nigeria. Lets continue to pray for our dear country Nigeria. God Bless.”
The internet has been trending a video which was dated September 14th 2019 when her family members celebrated her appointment as the wedding rituals.