However some children of a few Nigerian leaders have found a way to make themselves known. We presents to you 5 of the most visible children of Nigerian presidents who have come out of their parents shadows:
1. Gumsu Abacha
Gumsu is one of the daughters of the late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha. She is very vocal on social media and defends all her dad’s policies during his time as Nigeria’s leader. Gumsu was also one of Goodluck Jonathan’s biggest critic and a friend to the Buhari family. She describes her father as Nigeria’s finest Head Of State.
Gumsu is married to Mohamadou Bayero Fadil, a businessman and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Group Fadil from Cameroon. They are blessed with five children.
2. Iyabo Obasanjo
She was once a commissioner of health in Ogun state under Otuba Gbenga Daniel’s government, Iyabo later bacame a senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial district before her public showdown and fall out with her dad when she sent a letter lambasting him in public. She was the de-facto fist lady after the death of Stella Obasanjo.
Iyabo was the Chairman of the Senate’s Health Committee, and a member of the Security & Intelligence, Land Transport, Science & Technology, Education, National Planning, and Inter-Parliamentary Committees.
3. Zahra Buhari
Zahra Buhari perhaps contributed in no small measure to her father’s success in the 2015 general elections as her presence on Twitter practically swayed many people to her dad’s side. She has been visible ever since and contributing her own quota to sthe ervice of mankind through various NGOs she has been identifying with.
4. Faith Sakwe
Faith Sakwe is one of the adopted children of former President Goodluck Jonathan who actually came into the picture in year 2000, not long after Jonathan became the deputy governor of Bayelsa state.
She and her siblings were adopted by the former president when her father, the then secretary of the PDP in Bayelsa, Engr Ukalizibe Sakwe died in an accident. It was after his burial Jonathan decided to take over the responsibility of the young lady, especially her education.
Faith Sakwe’s wedding became the talk of the town when her dad was overseeing the affairs of Nigeria. Although she is very reserved and hardly in public light, she is the most visible of Jonathan’s children as her wedding brought to the consciousness of Nigerians.
5. Zainab Yar’Adua Dakingari
Zainab Yar’adua Dakingari is a daughter of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
Her wedding to the then Kebbi state governor, Usman Sa’idu Nasamu Dakingari when her father was Nigeria’s president raised eyebrows. Very pretty and articulate, she immediately assumed the role of the first lady in the north western state given her dad’s influence. She is the most popular of the Yaradua girls