Fani-Kayode’s first wife appointed PA to Ghana president-elect

Ghana President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has appointed Saratu Atta, first wife of Nigeria’s former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, as personal assistant ahead of his inauguration on Saturday.

Ms. Atta, 53, was married to Fani-Kayode from 1987 to 1990 and they have a daughter named Folake.

She has served as executive aide to Mr. Akufo-Addo since 2009.

Atta, a product of St Saviour’s School, Ikoyi, Lagos, is a graduate of the University of Warwick, UK, with a bachelor of arts degree in politics and international studies.

She worked as a securities trader at First Securities Discount House in Lagos, Nigeria from 1993 to 1997, and went on to establish her own security printing company in Lagos.

A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), one of the two major political parties in Ghana, Atta served as the party’s campaign secretary since 2008.

She is the daughter of the first civilian governor of Kwara State, Adamu Atta.

After her, Fani-Kayode married Yemisi Adeniji (now Yemisi Wada) and Ghanaian pastor, Regina Amonoo.

The former minister is now married to the winner of 2014 Miss United Nations International beauty pageant, Precious Chikwendu.