Sadiya Umar Farouq was born on 5th November 1974. She hails from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara state. Sadiya Umar Farouq was nominated one the ministers during the President Mohammadu Buhari second term.
Sadiya Umar Farouq attended Government Girls’ College Gusau, Zamfara State where she obtained her SSCE certificate. She later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State where she graduated with a Bsc. in Business Administration (Actuarial Science) in 1998. In 2008 she obtained a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy. In 2011, she obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State.
Between 1999 and 2000, Sadiya Umar Farouq served with the Nigeria National Assembly, under the Senate Committee on Aviation and worked with the Senate Committee on Appropriation.
In 2001, she also worked as the Operations Manager at Pinnacle Travels and Tours Ltd (a Nigerian travel agency) before joining the National Assembly Service Commission as an Administrative Officer II in 2003.
Sadiya Umar Farouq rose to the Position of Principal Administrative Officer before leaving the commission in 2010 to pursue her political ambitions.
Between 2011 – 2013, She became the National treasurer of the CPC , and then Interim National Treasurer of the APC from 2013-2014 before her appointment as Member, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council where she served in the directorates of election planning and monitoring, field operations, and fund raising, in preparation for the 2015 general elections which the APC won.
In September 26, 2016, Sadiya was appointed the Honourable Federal Commissioner (HFC) of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI)
In 2019, following President Buhari’s victory in the 2019 General Election she was nominated a minister.