Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo Addo yesterday, January 5 announced the appointment of Saratu Atta as his personal assistant. What interests Nigerians is the fact that Saratu Atta is a Nigerian and also because she is Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife.
Read her profile Below:
∗ Saratu Atta was born 53 years ago to the first civilian governor of Kwara State, Adamu Atta, who passed in May 2014 at the age of 87.
∗ She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, UK, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and International Studies after which she worked as a Securities Trader at First Securities Discount House in Lagos, Nigeria from 1993 -1997.
∗ Saratu Atta established her own security printing company in Lagos before she was as appointed as Ghana’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) Campaign Secretary in 2008.
∗ She has been Office Manager and Executive Assistant to Ghana’s President-Elect, Nana Akufo Addo who contested the presidential election on NPP’s ticket since 2009.
∗ The New Personal Assistant to Ghana’s President-elect married Fani-Kayode in 1987 and bore him a female and her only child named Folake in the same year.
∗ They parted ways around 1989 when Mr. Fani-Kayode found a new wife, Yemisi Wada.
∗ Findings also revealed that Saratu Atta’s Older Sister, Remi was once married to Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Ghanaian president-elect and Remi were married for 10 years and spent most of their time together in Paris before returning to Accra where they later divorced after two children together.