Her name is Hajia Dada Yar’Adua, the matriach of the Yar’Adua family. Her children have gone ahead to become very important personalities, even attaining the highest office in the land.
She was married to Musa Yar’Adua, a former Minister. Her son, Shehu Musa Yar’adua, was Vice President from 1979-1981. Another son of hers, Umaru Musa Yaradua, was Governor of Katsina State for 8 years 1999-2007, and later President of Nigeria 2007-2009 when he died.
Her grandson, Alh. Murtala Shehu Yaradua, was a Minister between 2009-2011. Three of her granddaughters were wives of Governors of three different states.