Mallam Murtala Yar’Adua is the eldest son of Shehu Yar’Adua and served as Minister of State, Defence during the Goodluck Administration. He attended Southeastern University, London, England from 1994-1997 and holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business Management and an MBA in Financial Management. He serves as Director of Hamada Holdings Nigeria Ltd, Kaduna and Nation House Press, Kaduna. Mallam Murtala was turbaned Tafidan Katsina in 2002, a traditional title he inherited from his late father.