- She is related to Nigeria’s late Minister of Defence Muhammadu Ribadu.
- She describes her upbringing as that of “a normal northern girl”.
- She used the word “indomitable” to describe herself.
- She comes from “a learned family” with 4 or 5 professors in the family.
- Education-wise she has an NCE (National Certificate in Education), bachelors degree in Public Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, a masters degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, and a Diploma in Beauty Therapy,