Journalist and member of the All Progressives Congress party, Rukayat Shittu, became the Kwara State House of Assembly member-elect at age 26.
Rukayat was born in Manyan, Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State on June 6, 1996. She attended Baptist Primary School LGEA in Ilorin and Government Girls Day Secondary School in Oko Erin where she obtained her Senior Secondary School Certificate in 2011.
She attended Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies where she obtained a diploma certificate in Mass Communication and Islamic Studies in 2015.
In 2017, she got admission into the National Open University of Nigeria where she studied Mass Communication and graduated in 2022.
The journalist who claimed to be so sure of winning the election is trusting in God to have a successful tenure because of the huge responsibility on her, as she does not want to disappoint many people looking up to her.