Ghanaian president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has appointed Saratu Atta, a former wife of Nigeria’s Femi Fani-Kayode as a personal assistant ahead of his inauguration on Saturday.
Ms. Atta, 53, has served as an executive aide to Mr. Akufo-Addo since 2009, a statement on the president-elect’s website said Wednesday.
Saratu Atta and Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, got married in 1987. She bore him a female child named Folake in the same year. They parted ways around 1989 when Mr. Fani-Kayode found a new wife, Yemisi Wada.
Atta is amongst the three women of a total 12 appointees so far named by Mr. Akufo-Addo, but the statement did not provide further details about her new role.
The two other women are Akosua Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff to the President, and Clara Tia, a presidential staffer.
A brief citation of Ms. Atta on the President-elect’s website reads:
Saratu Atta is 53 years old. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, UK, and holds 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 -1997, and then went on to establish her own security printing company in Lagos. She was appointed NPP Campaign Secretary in 2008, and has been Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President-Elect since 2009.
She has one child.